Eight people were killed and 11 injured when a truck mowed down pedestrians on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday. The suspect is a 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who emigrated to the United States, and who Uber confirmed worked as a driver in New Jersey for the last six months.
And on Wednesday, Laura Loomer, a former Project Veritas activist, took to Twitter to complain that she was late to a press conference on the attack because she was unable to find a "non Muslim" cab, Uber, or Lyft driver.
And now Loomer is likely going to have issues finding any kind of driver. In response to her tweets, Uber told Business Insider that Loomer had been banned for violating the platform's community guidelines. Lyft also said that they had deactivated Loomer’s account.
Loomer wasn't only banned from Uber and Lyft, she was also slated by other Twitter users.
She is also generalizing your drivers based on name and appearance. Last I checked neither service had religious affiliation in driver info— omeed (@omeedboghraty) November 1, 2017
Or scarier still, they could be the IRA making a come back, that’ll f**k us cos they’re all bloody white. Can’t trust any colour nowadays— Lisa Toombs (@lisa_qua) November 1, 2017
Wow, I'm so sorry you're racism and religious intolerance inconvienced you. /S— Roger J Diamond (@Rojodi) November 1, 2017
it IS insanity that your paranoia and racism is making you late for stuff. Hope the driver you choose isn't a well armed white supremacist.— Kev Page (@RumblingHoof) November 1, 2017
Good luck finding a ride now.