It looks like “Uber Everywhere” artist MadeInTYO will no longer be using Uber as his source of inspiration, or transportation.
The car service came under fire this past weekend when, instead of joining a strike with New York taxi drivers at John F. Kennedy airport in protest of Donald Trump's travel ban, it only announced it had temporarily turned off its "surge pricing."
Surge pricing has been turned off at #JFK Airport. This may result in longer wait times. Please be patient.— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) January 29, 2017
Many felt the tweet undermined the protest, keeping in mind that Uber's co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick agreed in early December to join President Trump’s economic advisory group.
Meanwhile, Logan Green, co-founder and CEO of competitor Lyft took to Twitter to state that he and his company are non-supporters of Trump’s #MuslimBan.
1/ Lyft has worked hard to create an inclusive, diverse and conscientious community where all our drivers and passengers feel welcome.— Logan Green (@logangreen) January 29, 2017
2/ Trump’s immigration ban is antithetical to both Lyft's and our nation's core values.— Logan Green (@logangreen) January 29, 2017
MadeInTyo followed suit, denouncing his allegiance with Uber.
Additionally, Lyft announced that they will be donating $1 million over the next four years to the American Civil Liberties Union to help “defend our constitution.”