A “drunk racist and homophobic man” flying American Airlines from Philadelphia to Dallas – Fort Worth on Tuesday was kicked off of the flight “for being inappropriate towards the woman in the seat next to him.” On being ejected he used a derogatory epithet towards African American flight attendants “over and over, and very loud!” The video contains language NSFW (or work at home):
After the incident there was no doxxing required. The man announced that he worked for GlaxoSmithKline. He’s been fired, though on the aircraft he said he was going to quit anyway. Maybe the whole thing was a ruse to force the firing and allow him to collect unemployment, which he wouldn’t have been entitled to if he’d quit.
He does claim not to be racist though – in his defense, he explains, his carry on bag is black. He admits to being intoxicated. On his way out he says he hopes the plane crashes.
This is the correct take: the crew were phenomenal.
@AmericanAir is this your plane and crew? The professionalism displayed by these strong women deserves to be acknowledged. The queen dealing with him directly inspired a sense of security and safety. I look forward to my flight w you next month.
— The Deb 🌻 🇺🇦 (@dgreene7151) September 2, 2022
After the clip made its way to twitter, another GSK employee took up the cancellation cause.
OK so I know who it is now and it turns out he does work at our site in Montana. Not for long.
— Chad Farrenburg (@ChadFarrenburg) September 2, 2022
GlaxoSmithKline confirms the man was shown the door.
On Wednesday, GSK was notified of an incident involving an employee on a flight to Dallas. We immediately conducted an investigation and as of Thursday, he is no longer employed at GSK. The person’s behavior was reprehensible and does not reflect our company culture.
— GSK US (@GSKUS) September 2, 2022
Without mask rules to enforce we don’t have nearly as many men like this freaking out on American Airlines aircraft. That makes this one stand out. It’s even found its way to TMZ.