What is it about little-known celebrities and air travel? First, Gerard Depardieu urinates all over an aisle, and now Michael Colyar has accused United Airlines of racism.
The actor, best known for his role in 2005's Barbershop, says he was booted from a flight in the Dulles Airport this week because he sought to file a complaint after receiving a dirty look from a stewardess, which allegedly resulted from Colyar's refusal to move his luggage.
Security swooped in, forced Colyar out, and he blogged today:
"The flight attendant and her friend got just what they wanted, the n**ger off the plane. I'm sure they feel a great triumph in putting an uppity n**ger in his place. At the least I should be suing United Airlines for theft of services, public humiliation and defamation of character."In response to such accusations and insults, United has released the following
"As a global airline with a diverse workforce, United has zero tolerance for any type of discrimination and we take every such matter seriously. We spoke to Mr. Colyar Wednesday so that we can address his concerns, and committed to get back to him as we learn more from our coworkers and other customers onboard.”
Others on board the flight report that Colyar was loud and rude prior to being removed.