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JetBlue: Shame on Steven, No Matter What

8/12/2010 8:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The passenger who allegedly beaned JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater may have been a malicious, arrogant bitch, but Steven was still in the wrong ... this according to an internal airline memo obtained by TMZ.

JetBlue Steve Slater
As TMZ first reported, Slater is telling people the passenger "maliciously" struck him in the head by yanking on the overhead bin, cutting his head.

But, according to the JetBlue email, " ... if Mr. Slater’s story proves to be accurate, and even if there was a precipitating event that motivated his behavior, that still doesn’t excuse his actions."

The memo goes on, "There is no excuse for endangering Crewmembers and Customers in response to a challenging service situation. Intentionally arming and deploying an evacuation slide for anything other than the express purpose of protecting the safety of our Crew and Customers is unacceptable."

The memo adds, "Slides can be as dangerous as a gun ... It is an insult to all aviation professionals to have this particular element of the story treated without the seriousness it deserves."

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sharon    

Now this idiot want his job back? First of all, he is still on the payroll, so he still has a job. But if Jetblue puts him back on the plane to work, they gonna lose business. No one is gonna want to risk flying with him on board, having another sissy fit while the plane is in the air. And a recovering alcohol too, no telling how many times he must have snuck a few when no one was watching. What a LOSER !!!!!. Bet all the people who was quick to call him a " hero " wish they didn't, now that the truth is coming out about this fool.

1502 days ago
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sharon    

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On behalf of all flight attendants..... We still think you're our HERO!!!!! Steven did what all flight attendants have wished they could have as some point in time.

Posted at 10:42 PM on Aug 12, 2010 by Jennifer

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I don't think ALL filght attendants would agree with you. Some might, but not all. Which airline do you work with, so i know not to fly with that airline if you are supporting this idiot!

1502 days ago
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Mav Da Pilot    

If I see one more "*******" Peanut Passer call this stupid *** a HERO, I think we should declare it National Peanut Passer Elimination Day! Hey ****headz a Hero is our brave troops fighting the Wars! Only if your a ****-the-hair-rubbing retard would you confuse the two!

1502 days ago
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JDoe    

What a MORON this idiot Steve is !
Imagine what would have happened if someone REALLY got hurt when this freak dismantled an EMERGENCY exit slide ?
But not to worry, another Union, one he doesn't even belong to, is helping to DEFEND him !
Just shows how pathetic this country has become when a FOOL like this can endanger people's lives...BREAK FEDERAL FAA LAWS..... and then he becomes a "FOLK HERO" !

Not to worry JetBLue, your business will be fine...RESPONSIBLE people (and those are the people who can AFFORD to fly a LOT), are behind you 100%
Reasonable, GROWN UPS can see how mentally unstable that FREAK is!

Only LOWLIFES who are "star stuck" with reality T.V. "stars" are supporting this FREAK !(And most of those people can only afford to fly a few times a year)

HOPE THIS GUY DOES JAIL TIME ...AND LOTS OF IT !!!!!

1501 days ago
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J Doe    

I cannot believe that people on here think it's OK to endanger the lives of MANY other people because this JERK got hurt by 1 passenger !
If ANY airline hires this FOOL, I would not feel safe flying with that airline.....it would REALLY demonstrate a MASSIVE lack of good judgement !
Why didn't that IDIOT just call for the Air Marshall's to come abroad and speak the woman in question and other witnesses and take the appropriate actions ?
And his "Mommy" is defending his actions ?

"GREAT" parenting, Mom !
No wonder this loser acted like he did...sounds like he's been a SPOLIED, CRY BABY LOSER his whole life !
Time to GROW UP and MAN UP, Stevie !


BTW...REAL HEROS are the BRAVE Women and MEN fighting in the Military and Police and Firefighters..... NOT some Stewardess having a HISSY FIT because he got an ITTY, BITTY, BOO BOO !

This guy is DISGUSTING !

1501 days ago
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sharon    

BTW...REAL HEROS are the BRAVE Women and MEN fighting in the Military and Police and Firefighters..... NOT some Stewardess having a HISSY FIT because he got an ITTY, BITTY, BOO BOO !

This guy is DISGUSTING !

Posted at 6:28 AM on Aug 13, 2010 by J Doe

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I know my husband, (NAVY), who used to be away 6 months outta the year and other military friends definitely don't think this idiot is a hero. My police friends aren't laughing about what this idiot did nor do they see him as a hero.

1501 days ago
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becky    

Your so called hero is a lier... they can't even find the person he was fighting with. He had the cut when he got to work... he was mean to every one on the plane... he was slamming doors... slamming everything he put his hands on during the flight... MY GUESS IS HE HAD A FIGHT WITH HIS BOYFRIEND AND THE DAY STARTED OFF BAD. The media needs to drop this crap already.

1501 days ago
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becky    

It scares the crap out of me to see who people glorify and turn into heros now days or who they think rocks it out not even knowing the truth yet this guy was a hero in 10 minutes... Then there is another bad example "Jersey Shore"... WHAT a bunch of losers people are watching and enjoying... Set good examples for your children not bad ones. STOP THE MADNESS.

1501 days ago
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Jesse    

This guy made the right choice in my opinion. He had a huge gash on his forehead and he could have slugged that woman in the face. Then JetBlue would have had a huge lawsuit on their hands. I think him getting away as quickly as he could was the right choice. He is my hero!

1501 days ago
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becky    

89 Jesse - Your missing the point here: THE GASH ON HIS HEAD WAS THERE WHEN HE GOT TO WORK.. The woman he said did it... DOES NOT EXIST... they can't find anyone he fought with on the plane and or no one saw him fighting with anyone.

HE IS NOT A HERO! Even if his whole story was true that still does not make him a HERO!!

1501 days ago
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Jesse    

Everyone says "if". Well just incase you peeps didn't know "if" doesn't exist and you know what NOBODY GOT HURT, well except Slater. I think this woman knows she was in the wrong by acting like an old crabby goat (kind of like most of you spouting your negative stuff). Because if she was felt she was right she would have come out in an interview. right? and if you say she is probably embarrassed, if your not wrong or ashamed you should not be embarrassed. You people expect him to have taking a gash to his forehead like that? and not get an apology? says a lot about you.

1501 days ago
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sharon    

The OTHER PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE SAID THEY SAW THE BRUISE ON HIS FOREHEAD when they were boarding the flight before it took off from its previous destination !!!!!!!!! He didn't get it from any fight with anyone on the plane.....geezzzz.

1501 days ago
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Jesse    

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89 Jesse - Your missing the point here: THE GASH ON HIS HEAD WAS THERE WHEN HE GOT TO WORK.. The woman he said did it... DOES NOT EXIST... they can't find anyone he fought with on the plane and or no one saw him fighting with anyone.

HE IS NOT A HERO! Even if his whole story was true that still does not make him a HERO!!
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So the other passengers that said he was agruing with a woman are just fabricating their story? That woman that was interviewed said she felt he was rude before the flight even took off. I think she has been feeding into the media crap and the charges and just thinks that he was rude. I think that shows what kind of passengers were on this flight. Let me ask a question does everyone think flight attendants are just waiters and waiteresses? Because they all saved the lives of their passengers on the Hudson River, right?

1501 days ago
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Jesse    

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On behalf of all flight attendants..... We still think you're our HERO!!!!! Steven did what all flight attendants have wished they could have as some point in time.

Posted at 10:42 PM on Aug 12, 2010 by Jennifer

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I don't think ALL filght attendants would agree with you. Some might, but not all. Which airline do you work with, so i know not to fly with that airline if you are supporting this idiot!

Posted at 5:21 AM on Aug 13, 2010 by sharon
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Sharon is probably a classic example of the passenger that caused the incident. She also probably thinks it's ok to bash someone on head just cause their in customer service. Where do you work at Sharon so I can know what kind of company supports your type of barbaric thinking?

1501 days ago
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john649    

Slater has fulfilled the dreams of virtually millions of ppl who take abuse from insensitive customers everyday.
At some point a company has to stand up for its employees, how much abuse are you supposed to take from some??
Using foul language and injuring someone is simply over the line and JetBlue should of stood up for their employee of 20years.
Truly disappointed in JetBlue!!

1501 days ago
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