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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

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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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121.

gimmeshelter    

'defamation of CHARACTER?!' this story alone shows exactly what this jerk is made of, and character plays no part here. how sick is the rest of the world at the constant use of the word 'ni66a' by blacks all over the internet and in life, only to have to hear the same babies complain about how awful the word 'ni**er' is. It's called hypocrisy, you aholes. this guy is living in the past. and, he apparently thinks he IS somebody. TSK, TSK.

1148 days ago
122.

eddie333    

blah blah blah blah blah blah because I'm black blah blah blah blah

1148 days ago
123.

Susan    

Loud and unruly...hmmm,,,actor failed to mention that...

1148 days ago
124.

en Todo Momento!!    

that would be really messed up if this is true. i mean how many people were present to witness a mob of white people totally ostracizing some singled out black man? and no one took defense in his favor??! most of the places i go, whenever really anyone expresses really ANY! racist notion, the VAST MAJORITY!! is, faster than you can retract, there to shout that person down. i am truly amazed that on an airplane, the people would simply let that stand like that against a black person. really amazed.

(btw, he better not be embellishing on the truth!)

1148 days ago
125.

The Love Sponge    

They threw him off the plane because he looks like a gay scare crow. The man is ugly looking.

1148 days ago
126.

Big Boy Words    

Holy ****! A black guy, who was rightfully removed from a situation is pulling the race card? This is the first time this has ever happened. I'm going to start doing that from now on.

1148 days ago
127.

weird al yankovich    

race card = zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

peace

WEIRD

1148 days ago
128.

JAN    

For all of you saying this is bogus... well IT HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE DAY, you just dont hear about it unless a big stink is made!

1148 days ago
129.

Kari    

To Sara--who thinks "white folks can't wait for stories like this"--get real..we are sick to death of stories like this. The race card doesn't work anymore. Obnoxious is obnoxious--white or black. We white folk really have more important things to think about that this obnoxious desperate for attention man.

1148 days ago
130.

The Neko Nation    

Just another slow minded race card playing self entitled fool.

1148 days ago
131.

Rook    

Michael Colyar is a racist, worthless, washed up s*** bag.

1148 days ago
132.

nof    

I remember Colyar from his days down at Venice Beach - gutsy dude -

1148 days ago
133.

Billy    

THis racist needs to be publicly flogged. He's got an ego his talent can't fill and he's probably upset no one knew who he was. Probably because no one gives a %$( about barbershop. So he's pissed they didn't give him any attention. I'm sure he was loud and bet he used the n word a number of times. I'd kick him off too. LIve by the sword, die by the sword, or the n-word if that's the weapon you wield you racist.

1148 days ago
134.

nof    

Anyday I'd take Colyar's word over the flight attendant's -

- anyday -


Colyar isn't one to back-down or be pushed-around - trust The_Nof on this one.

1148 days ago
135.

Truth    

I BET THE REAL REASON IS THIS DOUCHE BAG DIDNT WANT TO SHARE HIS LUGGAGE SPACE AND BITCH TURNED THE STORY AROUND THAT THEY WANTED A WHITE PERSON'S LUGGAGE THERE INSTEAD. HE'S A FOOL. DUMB AZZ N*GGERS JUST WANT TO USE THE RACE EXCUSE WHENEVER POSSIBLE (AFTER THEY RUN OUT OF OTHER EXCUSES). TRUTH!!!

1148 days ago
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