Political activist Ryan Woods is perhaps better known as Ryanna Woods or Lady MAGA. The drag queen is a Log Cabin Republican from Utah and vocal Trump supporter but now finds himself terminated from Delta Air Lines. Woods claims he was sacked by Delta for his conservative activism and Trump support.
Why Did Delta Fire Lady MAGA?
Ryan Woods was recently terminated as a Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Appearing on Newsmax TV, he claims that he was fired over his social media posts, none of which crossed the lines of decency.
Woods, who worked for Delta for eight years and boasts of an impeccable record, insists that he never mixed his work with his activism.
“I’m professional. I always keep it separate.”
Woods claims that Delta began an investigation on him on January 7, 2021, the day after the insurrection in Washington, DC. At the time of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol, Woods was five miles away performing at a rally.
“I feel it is obvious they began their investigation he day after the riots while it was socially acceptable to target Trump supporters and claim we’re dangerous. They said my photos with patriots holding guns – way back in November – violated their social media policies. They don’t police other flight attendants’ social media. I feel that I was clearly targeted for my conservative views and support of Trump.”
Delta’s social media policy warns that employees represent the Delta brand 24/7, whether they associate the company with their postings or not. Delta decides what it considers to be “offensive speech.” Woods asserts that the policing of social media is only done when there has been a “complaint” against an employee.
He adds that other flight attendants have posted incendiary messages and are not punished.
“Flight attendants post music online that contains the N word. They post “F**k Trump and post sexually explicit images along with using profanity. But Delta doesn’t care.”
Woods misses his job:
“I was hired as a flight attendant in 2013. It was a dream come true. I’ll never forget graduation when my Mom (God rest her soul) pinned my wings on my uniform.”
Live and Let’s Fly has reached out to Delta Air Lines for comment. We also expect to interview Woods tomorrow about the incident. Stay tuned.
While the facts are still unfolding surrounding this particular case, the broad powers airlines (and all companies) have to determine what is offensive and what is not is a concern. Calls for violence, sedition, treason, and insurrection should be punished. But firing a flight attendant for expressing support for a candidate or for an expansive reading of the Second Amendment? Even if within the legal discretion of Delta, it is not a good look for the airline.