Disturbing video circulating social media shows an angry middle-aged white man, dawned in a Burger King crown, hurling racial epithets on a JetBlue flight. In footage shot inside a commercial airline cabin, the man can be heard screaming, “Excuse me! I’m part West African! I can n*gger anytime I want.” Audible gasps are heard in the background throughout his tirade.
In a different clip, the irate man is briefly shown in a skirmish with another passenger. That’s followed up by him making accusations that someone had kneed him in the stomach. “Get that f*cking b*tch off the plane!” he screams at cabin crew struggling to maintain the situation. The n-word hurling passenger was en route to Jamaica.
You can view his racist tirade in the video below.
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He was later filmed being taken into custody once the flight landed
The man was eventually arrested … by two Black police officers.
Eric has revolved in and out of passport controls for over 20 years. From his first archaeological field school in Belize to rural villages in Ethiopia and Buddhist temples in Laos, Eric has come smile to smile with all walks of life. A writer, photographer and entrepreneur, the LA native believes the power of connectivity and community is enriched through travel.