Marlon Wayans is turning to social media to explain why he was kicked off a flight while on his way to Kansas City for what was supposed to be his then-latest stand-up performance. The 50-year-old comedian recorded a video message at the airport and told his fans that the show is canceled because he had a confrontation with a United Airlines employee.
“Bro claimed I had too many bags, so I complied and consolidated them he was like, ‘Oh, now you have to check that bag.’ Bye. I’m in seat 2A come holla,” Wayans wrote on Instagram. “Most agents are always love, but every now and then, you come across BAD PEOPLE. This was one of them. @united this type of employee should never work at your company.”
Wayans continued to vent in a series of Instagram posts. In one of them, he confirmed a TMZ report, which revealed that Denver police gave Wayans a citation for disturbing the peace. “Dude tried to lie and say i assaulted him. The video clearly shows i never touched him,” he wrote. “He was desperate to try to have some authority. I’ve flown over 15,000,000 miles in my lifetime and I rarely have had problems. Anyone knows who knows me knows I’m a mild mannered dude.”
In his lengthy caption, Wayans continued to tell his fans that he complied with the agent’s direction but still faced harassment.
“He asked me to consolidate my bags and i complied. Then said now i have to check the bag because now since i consolidated it into one bag it was too big. At that point i said ‘see now you’re just f**kin’ with me,” he continued. “So i grabbed my ticket off the counter got on the plane. This was harassment and I will make enough noise to be sure all my friends and family and peoples stop flying @united this will be a corporate matter.”
Wayans said this latest situation is yet another example of discrimination.
“Black people all kinds of racism and classism. I won’t allow this. Over a bag?” he concluded the post. “Y’all owe me money for my shows i missed, y’all owe me for my troubles, y’all owe my fans a damn apology. This was the highest level of disrespect. And should’ve been avoided. Next call is to my lawyers. And yes i am gonna DM THE BOSS!!”
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Wayans also added some humor, posting a clip of a scene from White Chicks, where his character has a meltdown after a disagreement with a hotel employee. “I’m soooo freakin’ pissed!” he wrote, echoing the words of his character from the movie. “This is the way i felt today after being mistreated by an @united air gate agent. All i wanted was@to get to my sold out shows and entertain my fans in KANSAS CITY. But instead some turd woke up on the wrong side of the bed and decided to f**k with me. He was rude and wrong. I know so many people feel like this on a daily basis. What happened to genuine kindness. @united you owe me for my inconvenience, for my missed shows and most of all you owe my disappointed fans. After you compensate me you should give all the fans affected by my no show vouchers for free trips.”
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