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#BoycottUber Trends on Twitter After Rideshare CEO Sparks Major Backlash for Comments

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Why are people boycotting Uber? The ride-sharing app CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sparks outrage after calling the pre-planned murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi “a serious mistake.”  In an interview on Nov. 10 with Axios on HBO, Khosrowshahi continued, “We’ve made mistakes too, right, with self-driving. So I think that people make mistakes. It doesn’t mean that they can never be forgiven.” 

After #BoycottUber started trending on Twitter, Khosrowshahi tweeted a follow-up statement, writing, “There's no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi & I was wrong to call it a ‘mistake.’” He continued, “As I told @danprimack after our interview, I said something in the moment I don't believe. Our investors have long known my views here & I'm sorry I wasn’t as clear on Axios.”