Laura Loomer Banned by Uber, Lyft After Anti-Muslim Tweets

Laura Loomer Banned by Uber, Lyft After Anti-Muslim Tweets

Laura Loomer Banned by Uber, Lyft After Anti-Muslim Tweets

Laura Loomer, who calls herself an "investigative journalist", sacrificed her job on Wednesday because she couldn't find a ride-hailing driver who didn't look Muslim.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid had some harsh words for far-right activist and Twitter personality Laura Loomer after the former Project Veritas member lashed out at all Muslims on social media following the October 31 attack in Manhattan, New York.

By last night, Uber and Lyft had deactivated Loomer's accounts because she violated their community guidelines.

Among those complaints, which sparked outrage online, Loomer lamented that she was late to a press conference because she could not find an Uber driver who she did not believe was Muslim.

Loomer followed up with more anti-Muslim tweets, including "Someone needs to create a non-Islamic form of Uber or Lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver".

Loomer's tweet, which included a photo of the women, was tagged to "200 Chambers Street", an area near the location where the attack, which took the lives of eight people and injured 11, happened. Uber also said it was in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding him.

Loomer wrote on Twitter that the women were "aimlessly walking around in hijabs", later adding that "you think they'd have the decency" not to go near the area of the attack.

Zayn has previously opened up about his Muslim background and when asked if he may decide to open up about it one day, he told Complex magazine: 'Who knows?

This isn't the first time Uber has banned users for controversial race-related comments and incidents.

Gigi and her sister Bella have been vocal about their faith, especially in the wake of Trump's immigration ban earlier this year (which they protested in NY in January).

"There is simply no place for this type of bigotry, discrimination, and hate", Regional General Manager Meghan Verena Joyce wrote in a statement.

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