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Man in Viral Video Hawking Grasshoppers in a Dubai Bound Plane Apologizes Says Video was for Tiktok

For the better part of the weekend, a video circulated on social media displaying a guy selling grasshoppers in an airplane generated an internet sensation.

The clip shot in a Dubai bound Uganda Airplanes drew mixed reactions from the public, forcing the airline to issue a statement.

 "Uganda Airlines' attention has been drawn to a video of passengers on our flight no. 446 to Dubai on 26th November 2021 from Entebbe engaged in purchasing a local delicacy (Nsenene). The event happened at a time our passengers were boarding, and it was disruptive," reads part of the statement.In response, the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, ordered the suspension of all employees on board the flight to Dubai when the event occurred on Saturday.

The man in the viral video has finally been identified as Paul Mubiru.

Mubiru has apologized for his actions, claiming that the video was intended for comic reasons on TikTok, a social media network.

"I apologize to my fellow compatriots, Uganda Airlines personnel, passengers, and anyone else hurt as a result of the event on board." "I shot the video in question not to trash or embarrass the airline, but for comedy purposes," Mubiru wrote to Uganda Airlines' country manager.

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