Uber Is Having the Worst Day Ever, Social Media Responds

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The 16-hour hostage crisis in Sydney that has held the attention of the world has recently ended with the shooting death of the gunman and two hostages.

As Australia banded together in the face of the tragedy, it also banded together to denounce the $40 billionride-sharing service, Uber.

The hostage crisis in Sydney resulted, as can be expected, with people trying to quickly flee the scene and many of these individuals tried to call Uber to do so.

In response to the influx of patrons, prices went up to a minimum of $100 per ride because of surge-pricing (which Uber has said was an automatic and not deliberate function).

Uber claimed it wanted to give incentive to drivers to provide service to the area and nearly immediately said it was going to refund those who were charged the inane prices while offering rides for free from that point forward.

Uber is a considerably young company that started in San Francisco only a few years ago, but it has been the subject of negative press for the past year in what seems like an unstoppable wave of bad practices and unfortunate incidences. Coincidentally and completely unrelated, France motioned today to ban Uber altogether.

The result of all this bad press is a lot of people with strong opinions; here's an idea of what people are thinking.

The Everyday Opinion
Uber has gotten so much bad press as of late that people are almost growing desensitized to more of it.

As the world held their breath and prayed for the safe release of Sydney's hostages, Uber managed to emerge as the big news.

The Bloomberg Opinion
When talking economics and free-market and pricing, a lot of powerful people weigh in. Co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics apparently has no issue with Uber's surge-pricing and $145 car rides for people in danger.

For some guys, free-market is the law of the land even when morality comes into play.

The Exact Opposite of the Bloomberg Opinion
The acknowledgement that sometimes, rules can be broken in order to act with empathy towards the human condition and not as a callous money-making machine.

The Activist's Opinion
The people over at Salon.com not only don't agree with Uber's surge-pricing (see "cynical cash grab"), they want retribution.

In order to remedy the company's major faux pas, they want company blood to be spilled by cutting the executives responsible from their positions.

The Bro Opinion
Because Uber is so young and is one of the most valuable start-ups in the world, it is frequently part of the company's description. Graham's tweet was posted during the hype of Uber's controversy but has literally nothing to do with any issue at hand.

But because start-ups, making a lot of money and doing drugs not to sleep is cool with the bros, Graham's tweet exists. So chill.

The Really Dark Humor Opinion
As is with most really dark humor, it's kind of funny but kind of terrible at the same time and there's a bunch of susceptible not-all-that-bright people who will think it's real information (it's not).