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Flight Attendants: Steven Slater Is Our Frickin' Hero!

8/10/2010 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Flight attendants from airlines everywhere are rallying around JetBlue's most famous employee Steven Slater -- praising him for fighting "flight attendant abuse" and even building him a shrine ... on Facebook.

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TMZ has learned someone created an FB fan page for Slater less than a day ago -- which already has more than 15,000 followers ... and continues to grow by the minute.

But the most interesting part is the comment section, which has been taken over by flight attendants across the country who wish they had the cojones to do what Slater did.

One user wrote, "We (flight attendants) secretly have thought about doing this.....you are my hero for taking a stand on flight attendant abuse!!!!"

And another -- "Kudos to you, I am a former flight attendant and only wish I had the nerve to do what you did!!!!!!" And yet another -- "As a former F/A, you made my fantasy come true--you just did what we have all thought about doing a thousand times! Good Luck to you! :)"

As we previously reported, Slater -- who told off a passenger on a JetBlue flight yesterday and then abandoned ship on the emergency chute -- is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of criminal trespass. His bail is set at $2,500.


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Ehécatl    

While I like what this guy did, I still think we should get the offending passenger´s side of the story. There might be more to the situation than we know at this point.

1534 days ago
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nthehole    

are you frickin kidding me. Some gay flight attendant gets bopped in the head for being in the way and risks the health of all the passengers on board by opening the chute and he is a hero? Man are we using a loose translation fo the word "hero" or what

1534 days ago
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Mikey    

He is just really into his job and may have gone overboard with the emergency demonstration. "In case of emergency grabs some beer, slide down this ramp, and have sex with your homosexual partner".

1534 days ago
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Brian    

15,000 fb fans and they can't come up with $2,500 for bail....?

1534 days ago
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Ehécatl    

He´s an alcoholic. Grabbing the beer was not just a fun thing to do. He was out of control.

1534 days ago
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Showkat    

YES HE IS A HERO!!!! if i got hit in the head with a bag there would be a fight. He walked away!!!! I love him!!TMZ please get that interview!!!!

1534 days ago
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mrspatrickcampbell    

We (HEART!) Steven and we HATE that icky stinkfish who made Steven angry!

1534 days ago
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suesch1950    

Everyone has complaints about their job and everyone has a choice to continue employment. If he was so unhappy in his situation over the years, why not resign and move onto some other line of work. By doing what he did appears to condone disrespectful passengers in the past. Two wrongs don't make a right as they say.

1534 days ago
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Sultry    

we should all donate a dollar for his bail.

1534 days ago
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Beach    

Oh, stop whining & get me another bag of peanuts...

1534 days ago
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gibbs    

Wow, shocking, TMZ falling all over themselves over another gay dude.

Yeah I know he was married to a woman....so were a lot of other homos.

1534 days ago
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Maggie    

To nthehole: it was the passenger who was endangering everyone by standing up and pulling out his bag while the plane was taxiing. He then cussed out the flight attendant. And he refused to apologize when he hit the attendant in the head with his bag. That's when the flight attendant snapped.

It would be great if every flight attendant who has dealt with an abusive passenger would donate a dollar to Slater's defense fund. Guaranteed he'd get MORE than enough to cover all his legal fees!

1534 days ago
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Bren    

I don't get it...was he a celebrity of some sort? Why is he on TMZ?

1534 days ago
14.

Val    

The passenger, who should be charged with an assault, was Texas Representative Shelia Jackson Lee.

1534 days ago
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Truth    

HARVEY LEVIN IS GAY. HENCE, ALL THE PRO RIGHTS GAY ISSUES HERE. TMZ, STOP BEING A POLITICAL LOBBYIST AND GET BACK TO THE SAD SACK CELEB STORIES AND LINDSAY LOHAN 5150 ISSUES.

1534 days ago
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