Mehmet Sur, a contestant in the popular cooking competition MasterChef, has been blacklisted by Turkish Airlines, a well-known airline, in a significant move. Mehmet Sur, who traveled in business class, was involved in the incident on a flight from Istanbul to Gaziantep.
The in-flight food service was in progress when he made the decision to take a video of himself eating a typical Turkish delicacy called Sheridan, which is prepared from a small sheep ventricle filled with rice and spices.
He shared the video on social media, which unfortunately had unexpected results. Turkish Airlines selected to put Mehmet Sur on a strict six-month blacklist because they were worried about their reputation and brand image. His behavior, in the opinion of the airline, had a negative effect and caused him to fall out of favour with the company.
The airline’s concern about safeguarding their reputation and maintaining a positive public perception is understandable, given their status as a leading carrier in the aviation industry. By taking this action, they sent a clear message about their commitment to upholding their brand values and ensuring that their passengers, even those with public profiles like Mehmet Sur, adhere to certain standards of behavior while representing the company.