Taraji P. Henson Tells Delta Airlines To “Kick Rocks” After Trump Supporter Berates Passengers On Flight
With everyone from passengers wearing “Black Panther” hats to service dogs being kicked off of flights these days, you know people were going to upset at video of a Donald Trump supporter berating passengers on a flight and nothing being done about it. One of those people includes actress Taraji P. Henson.
It all started when on a Delta flight to Allentown, Pa., a Donald Trump supporter went on rant and called those on the flight who supported Hillary Clinton “Hillary bitches.” Passenger Emma Baun recorded the video, and claimed that nothing was done as the man yelled, clearly making fellow passengers uncomfortable:
TSR STAFF: Thembi So. @ThembiTV_ on Instagram & Twitter _____________________________________ Delta airlines is receiving heat for not removing this man from their flight despite many passengers asking them to do so, after the man went on a Donald Trump rant. _____________________________________ Seth MacFarlane responded to this video on twitter saying, "If a brown person stood up and bellowed on a plane like this, he'd be kicked off, but that's none of my business. (Kermit tea meme). _____________________________________ According to the Daily Mail, flight attendants took him away for "at least 15 minutes" before the man returned to his seat. _____________________________________ People are upset that Delta didn't prioritize the safety and well-being of their passengers by not removing the man from the plane. _____________________________________ Delta put out a statement saying–Read more at theshaderoom.com
When the video went viral, Gabrielle Union, who was planning to fly Delta soon after the incident, questioned if she should do business with another airline.
And despite a representative for the airlines apologizing to Union for the incident in the hopes of quelling the controversy, Taraji P. Henson shut them all the way down.
Henson would go on to retweet different messages from people criticizing Delta for their handling of the situation. In each one she continued to use the hashtag #EffDelta. Many people took to social media to say that they were taking their business elsewhere during the weekend, so the company put out a formal statement apologizing for the fact that the passenger wasn’t removed from the flight.
“We are sorry to our customers who experienced this disruption. We have followed up with the teams involved and all agree that this customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. Our responsibility for ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable with Delta includes requiring civil behavior from everyone. The behavior we see in this video does not square with our training or culture and follow up will continue so we can better ensure our employees will know they will be fully supported to make the right decisions when these issues arise.”
However, Henson, and many others, said too little, too late.