The disagreement broke out after the 38-year-old’s stylist stashed a hair dryer in a first-class baggage locker. While the Phat Girlz actress was flying in luxury, her aide was in economy class.
The flight attendant allegedly said to Mo’Nique, "Tell your people that the next time they have an attitude, they are being thrown off … Since 9/11, we don’t play around."
The spat resulted in Mo’Nique being escorted back to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport where, according to the actress, a supervisor called local police.
Mo’Nique tells the New York Daily News, "I felt like I was being treated like an animal. This happens to black people all the time, and they don’t have a voice. It was humiliating."
Jean Medina, a spokeswoman for United Airlines, says, "We regret Ms. Imes felt in any way that she was not treated with courtesy and respect.
"There was a confrontation involving a customer that caused the flight to be delayed. When a situation occurs on a flight that causes a delay, or disruption, we must act in the best interest of all our customers."
Good for Mo’Nique. She’s right. This type of thing happens all of the time to Black people who are less known and can’t get the attention of the media.
I for one will join Mo’Nique in boycotting United Airlines.