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Marlon Wayans called out United Airlines for allegedly unfairly kicking him off a flight.
The Air star took to Instagram last night, June 9, where he shared a video from the airport explaining the situation. "Well Kansas City, I'm going to miss my shows tonight because of a gate agent at United Airlines," he said. "So, Kansas City, I'm probably not going to make tonight's shows and if I do, it's going to be late."
The comedian pleaded with the airline to "pick better people to work for you. Please."
He elaborated further in the caption, explaining, "Maaaaaan the bullsh*t I'm experiencing at @united is unprecedented BULLSHIT. People taking advantage of their 'power'. 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 2 A come holla. 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. I'm writing a letter DEAR MR. @scottkirby…"
Snoop Dogg commented on the post with a suggestion: "Fly private nefew u a boss."
Sherri Shepherd stood by her friend after his unfortunate experience, writing, "Wow Marlon sorry you missed your shows. I know how important being with your fans is to you. It's always someone with an inflated sense of power due to some insecurity—I have been flying @delta since 2009—never had a problem ❤️." Comedian Tony Baker also suggested the airline, noting, "I only fly @delta."
According to TMZ reports, Wayans received a citation from the police for "disturbing the peace" after confronting the gate agent. According to a witness who shared their account of the situation with the tabloid, Wayans reacted to having to check his bag by allegedly "slamming his ticket on the counter and then proceeding to board the plane." The gate agent is said to have tried to stop Wayans from boarding; when he was unsuccessful, he called security. Wayans was then escorted off the plane.
In a new Instagram post, Wayans confirmed he received a ticket for his behavior.
"Yes, a ticket…that's all they could give me. Dude tried to lie and say I assaulted him. The video clearly shows I never touched him. 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," he noted.
The White Chicks star then detailed his account of what occurred, explaining that the agent first asked him to consolidate his bags and he complied, but then said the actor had to check his bag because he "consolidated it into one bag [and] it was too big."
After Wayans shared that post, a spokesperson for United issued a statement to TMZ, writing, "In Denver on Friday, a customer who had been told he would have to gate-check his bag instead pushed past a United employee at the jetbridge and attempted to board the aircraft. The customer won't be flying on United to his destination."