Marlon Wayans reportedly removed from United Airlines flight after 'disturbing the peace'
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Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans was reportedly removed from a United Airlines flight this week after 'disturbing the peace'.
The 50-year-old, who was set to perform in Kansas City on Friday (9 June) but had to miss it, took to social media to vent his frustration.
Alongside the Instagram video, the actor wrote: "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."
TMZ claimed a situation at the gate led to Wayans receiving a citation for disturbing the peace from the Denver Police Department.
The White Chicks actor claimed this was the case after grabbing a screenshot of the TMZ article and posting it to his Instagram account.
"Dude tried to lie and say I assaulted him," Wayans wrote.
"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. Anyone knows who knows me knows I’m a mild mannered dude."
Wayans added that he felt he was being 'picked on' by an United Airlines agent after a discussion surrounding his bags.
"He asked me to consolidate my bags, and I complied," he continued.
"Then, said now I have to check the bag because now since I consolidated it into one bag it was too big. At that point, I said, 'See, now you’re just f****** with me.' So I grabbed my ticket off the counter got on the plane. This was harassment, and I will make enough noise to be sure all my friends and family and peoples stop flying @united this will be a corporate matter."
He also suggested the issue was down to 'racism and classism', before adding: "I won’t allow this. Over a bag? Y’all owe me money for my shows I missed, y’all owe me for my troubles, y’all owe my fans a damn apology.
"This was the highest level of disrespect. And should’ve been avoided. Next call is to my lawyers. And yes I am gonna DM THE BOSS!!!"
In a statement provided to People, United Airlines said: "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."
UNILAD has reached out to United Airlines and the Denver Police Department for comment.