A flight instructor was fired Wednesday after an appearance on CNN his boss said “shamed” Canadians.
Mitchell Casado was featured on CNN with his boss Claudio Teixeira, owner of flight simulator business uFly, to discuss the Malaysian airline search. In the March segment seen below, Casado wore a sweatshirt and a white T-shirt.
Teixeira said he fired him because he shows up late to his day job and doesn’t dress professionally, which he’s received complaints about, Talking Points Memo reports. Casado’s signature choice of a T-shirt and jeans makes Canadians “look very bad all over the world,” said Texeira.
“Even though I let him be on TV, he shamed us Canadians and shamed my company with the way he was dressing like he was 15 years old,” Texeira said. “If you go to any plane you don’t see them in shorts and sandals,” reports TPM.
Casado expressed his frustration on Twitter about the decision, which he says was more of a conspiracy to replace him with the new guy.
My boss had me training a new guy the last few days, and now that he can do my job, and CNN left, he fired me. That’s Ufly.
— Mitchell Casado (@MitchellCasado) April 16, 2014
The Twitter universe responded with the now-standard call for a boycott of Ufly, and threw in a call for CNN to hire him. “I want you to know that you’re an inspiration to us all,” tweeted @AvGeekDigest.
— JennasMomBX (@jennasmombx) April 16, 2014
— Michael R. Greco (@mgreco84) April 17, 2014