This past weekend, ChyRo encouraged Instagram followers to switch from Uber to Lyft for their transportation needs and even hooked them up with free credits.
High-profile celebrities Trey Songz and Taraji P. Henson have also encouraged people to dead Uber.
Taraji went the extra mile and showed support for Uber rival Lyft.
— Eric Murphy 💻 (@EricRMurphy) January 29, 2017
Uber has since issued a statement to deny trying to bank off New York City’s publicized JFK Airport immigration ban protest.
In an emailed statement to Business Insider, Uber said it didn’t halt surge pricing in order to drive more business. “We’re sorry for any confusion about our earlier tweet — it was not meant to break up any strike,” the company said. “We wanted people to know they could use Uber to get to and from JFK at normal prices, especially last night.” The company employs 36,000 drivers in the New York City region. (Business Insider)