November 07, 2013
Earlier Tuesday, it was being reported that comedian/actor Brandon T. Jackson had been being unfairly treated by a US Airways attendant named “Dee” per his tweets.
Jackson even claimed “Dee” even hurled a racial slur at him during the incident on a flight to Phoenix on Monday. Seemingly it all started when “Dee” allegedly told Jackson to take his seat. From there, the two engaged an argument. Jackson claims “Dee” said to him, “I don’t care if your Obama's son get in your seat!” He also says she called him the n-word.
Jackson, who was continuing on to Los Angeles, was then escorted off the plane and questioned by Phoenix police. He was eventually released but wasn’t allowed to board another (US Airways) flight, he says.
“This was the most racist thing that ever happened to me even the white people on the plane was like that [was] racist,” he tweeted.
OK, that’s Brandon’s side of the story. US Airways says the “Tropic of Thunder” actor was an obnoxious, drunken a-hole during a flight Monday and that’s why he was booted from his plane.
“The disruptive behavior started with loud music being played by Mr. Jackson at his seat,” a rep told TMZ. “He was asked several times to turn down the music. Additional erratic behavior was observed and that is when the crew made the decision to stop serving [alcohol to Brandon].”
Crew members adamantly deny using the N-word during the inflight altercation with the actor, despite Jackson’s allegations.
US Airways says it stands behind the crew and says they handled the situation appropriately.
As of this posting, Jackson has not responded to US Airways’ comments.