The dashcam video shows Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick riding in an Uber with two other passengers. The driver began questioning his boss about lowering fares.
“I lost $97,000 because of you. I bankrupt because of you,” Fawzi Kamel tells him. “You keep changing every day.”
Firstly, Kalanick tried to reply with arguments. But he then turned violent. “You know what? Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on everyone else.”
After the video went viral, Kalanick sent a note to Uber employees offering an apology. “My job as your leader is to lead…and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud. That is not what I did, and it cannot be explained away. It’s clear this video is a reflection of me—and the criticism we’ve received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up.”