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'Barbershop' Actor

I Was Kicked Off Plane

Because I'm Black

9/1/2011 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


United Airlines is investigating a complaint made by an actor who appeared on the TV show "Barbershop" after he claimed he was kicked off of a flight simply because he was black.

Michael Colyar claims he was booted from his flight at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after he refused to allow a flight attendant to move his luggage from the overhead storage bin ... so a white passenger could stow her bag there instead.

Colyar claims the flight attendant gave him dirty looks when he denied her request -- so he inquired about filing a complaint. That's when Colyar says he was approached by security, who removed the actor from the flight.

Colyar blogged about the incident ... saying, "The flight attendant and her friend got just what they wanted, the n**ger off the plane. I'm sure they feel a great triumph in putting an uppity n**ger in his place."

He adds, "At the least I should be suing United Airlines for theft of services, public humiliation and defamation of character."

United Airlines tells TMZ ... "As a global airline with a diverse workforce, United has zero tolerance for any type of discrimination and we take every such matter seriously. We spoke to Mr. Colyar  Wednesday so that we can address his concerns, and committed to get back to him as we learn more from our coworkers and other customers onboard.”

Sources connected to the incident tell us multiple passengers have been interviewed about the situation -- and several people said Colyar was loud with the flight attendant and had become an unruly passenger.


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so being an ******* is the new black? hmm...

1150 days ago


POS plain and simple. Find something else to complain about instead of being black. It's trash like this that makes other blacks look bad.

1150 days ago


Maybe the flight attendant just felt like doing the woman a favor. Maybe the woman was really nice to the flight attendant and convinced her to help her out. Maybe the woman convinced the flight attendant she would be really uncomfortable with her bag at her feet and to please bump somebodies elses bag from above, and someone's bag got bumped and that someone was you. MAYBE THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. Ever think of that, Einstein? But you made it into a problem when you pitched a fit, AND THAT'S WHY YOU GOT KICKED OFF THE PLANE. Another black person who has very successfully discriminated themselves.

1150 days ago

Selebraties Suck    


Who are you?

1150 days ago


They sent him to go get a branch but he didn't come back.

1150 days ago


"Yeah, thats my bag... A ****** can't own luggage"!!??
-Eddie Murphy

1150 days ago


why cant the older generation stop with the its cause im black crap

1150 days ago


Some Z list actor playing the race card? what a SHOCK..

1150 days ago


What a corny made up excuse for being a jerk. Get a new line...the old one is wearing thin.

1150 days ago


It's obvious he was kicked off for being unruly when having to share overhead space, not ebcause of his skin color.

But hey playing the race card is the way to go these days.

1150 days ago

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

What do have in your wallet?The race card!lmao

1150 days ago


He probably boarded the plane during pre-boarding too, using the "elderly-need more time" card. More people are doing this so they can put something that should be under their seat in front of them in the overhead storage. With the prices airlines are charging for bags, you don't have the luxury of putting your shopping bags in the overhead anymore.

1150 days ago

Sonya in Tx    

United Airlines sucks anyway....

1150 days ago


Hey *******...havent you used up your race card??

1150 days ago


another BS excuse for bad behavior.....

1150 days ago
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