Michaela Coel Says Woman On Plane Mistook Her For Flight Attendant, Asked Her To Clean Up Her Mess
There’s oblivion, and there’s this.
May 15, 2018 at 12:06 pm
When white people aren't calling the police on black people for mundane things, they’re assuming black people are the help.
Chewing Gum actress and producer Michaela Coel said a fellow passenger on a Virgin Atlantic plane somehow mistook her for a flight attendant.
The unidentified woman allegedly wanted Coel to clean up after her and change the in-flight temperature although Coel was not wearing anything remotely similar to that of a flight attendant.
To clear up any confusion for the next Becky, Coel tweeted a photo of herself on the flight alongside a photo of uniformed Virgin Atlantic flight attendants.
"Congratulations to Virgin Atlantic passengers once again! A lady just confused me for a hostess and asked me to clean up her mess and increase the flight temp," she wrote in a tweet. "What I’m wearing… what the staff are [sic] wearing."
Congratulations to Virgin Atlantic passengers once again!
A lady just confused me for a hostess and asked me to clean up her mess and increase the flight temp.
What I’m wearing… what the staff are wearing. pic.twitter.com/MXcQr6tQDs
— Michaela Coel (@MichaelaCoel) May 15, 2018
Without mentioning the woman's race in the tweet, fans already knew this was some white foolishness.
What does she look like? I just wanna talk…
— Schoolin’ Life (@sincerely_kiwi) May 15, 2018
— Mo (@moeliyah_) May 15, 2018
You should have yelled to the flight attendant, “this passenger has extreme diarrhea… she’s in extreme pain”
please help. #dire
— Entropy (@The_Prize) May 15, 2018
— Quinta (@quintabrunson) May 15, 2018
drag her!!! she knew what she was doing, her way of asserting power (whether consciously or subconsciously) pic.twitter.com/7qH6eJ9Zse
— ईश्वर • Øræc-EL • अर्हत (@Mz_Hentai) May 15, 2018
— T'Chaka Khan (@lemonadepapi_) May 15, 2018
Lmaoooo the fact that we're hearing this from you & not TMZ is proof of how amazing of a person you are because this would be a mugshot photo if she has stopped me pic.twitter.com/4t5mwdYNAU
— Belladonna (@ziggyzucchini) May 15, 2018
— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) May 15, 2018
It is hard to say if this is another case of blind racism or just complete stupidity. Either way, Coel is still outchea shining. She’s slated to star alongside John Goodman in the eight-part Netflix and BBC drama Black Earth Rising.