Tropic Thunder star Brandon T. Jackson says he was escorted off of US Airways flight yesterday and questioned by police after a flight attendant called him the n-word.
Jackson who is best known for his role as Grover in the Percy Jackson movies , says he was on a US Airways flight when a flight attendant named Dee approached him and asked him to sit down.
An argument ensued and Jackson claims the flight attendant said, “I don”t care if you’re Obama’s son — get in your seat!!” Jackson says the flight attendant also called him the n-word.
The Fast & Furious actor took to Twitter to express his outrage mid-flight.
US AIRWAYS their so racist they said "i don"t care if your Obama son get in your seat!!" Flight 629 flight attendant "DEE" please help !!!!— Brandon T Jackson (@brandontjackson) November 5, 2013
blogs please help me pick this up they called me the N-word and said i don't care if your Obama son us airways flight 629 attendant dee— Brandon T Jackson (@brandontjackson) November 5, 2013
The cops are questioning me this is ridiculous ... Please help— Brandon T Jackson (@brandontjackson) November 5, 2013
I was released from question and stranded in phx they will not let me fly anymore I don't want to .. I'm taking this to CNN— Brandon T Jackson (@brandontjackson) November 5, 2013
The 29-year-old actor says he was later escorted off the plane — and questioned by police in Phoenix.
US airways has yet to comment on Jackson’s claims.