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Watch: Jimmy Kimmel mocks United Airlines in parody commercial
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Watch: Jimmy Kimmel mocks United Airlines in parody commercial

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel brought some light-hearted humor to the tense United Airlines fiasco that resulted after the airline forcibly removed a paying customer from a flight to make room for its own employees.

Kimmel aired a parody ad for United Airlines, which opens with a woman dressed as a flight attendant explaining, "We're United Airlines. You do what we say when we say, and there won't be a problem. Capiche?"

"Give us a problem, and we'll drag your a** off the plane," she continues. "And if you resist, we'll beat you so badly you'll be using your own face as a flotation device."

United Airlines has been the subject of intense public scrutiny after video surfaced of the airlines having a paying passenger dragged out of the plane. Over the weekend, United demanded that four people on a flight from Chicago to Louisville give up their seats at the last minute to make room for United employees. When no passengers volunteered, United informed them they would pick four passengers at their discretion to leave the aircraft. The man, later identified as Dr. David Dao, refused to leave his seat and was injured when he was violently dragged from the plane.

United's CEO Oscar Munoz emailed his employees Monday and commended their behavior, saying they followed protocol. Not even 24 hours later, Munoz issued a public statement Tuesday expressing regret and promising a full review of protocol.

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