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'Tropic Thunder' Star

FLIGHT ATTENDANT CALLED ME THE N-WORD

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11/5/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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10:14 AM PT -- A rep for the Phoenix Police Dept. tells TMZ ... cops received a call from the airline around 7:30 PM reporting a disruptive and belligerent passenger who had been cut off from alcohol.

We're told ... when police arrived, officers spoke with Brandon and determined no crime had been committed. Brandon, who was supposed to catch a connecting flight to Burbank, was escorted out of the terminal and not allowed to fly on US Airways that night.

Cops say Brandon was cooperative with police.

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"Tropic Thunder" star Brandon T. Jackson claims he was escorted off an airplane and questioned by police after flipping out on a flight attendant who called him the n-word.

Jackson -- who also plays Grover in the "Percy Jackson" movies -- says he was on a US Airways flight when a flight attendant named Dee approached him and asked him to sit down.

The two argued -- and Jackson claims the flight attendant said, "I don"t care if you're Obama's son -- get in your seat!!" Jackson says the flight attendant also called him the n-word.

Jackson says he was later escorted off the plane -- and questioned by police in Phoenix. Eventually, he was released and tweeted, "This was the most racist thing that ever happen to me  even the white people on the plane was like that racist."

We reached out to US Airways for comment -- so far, no word back.

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46.

Olivia    

Get over it. I'm sick of black people crying all the time. Get the F__K over it.

267 days ago
47.

Toilethead    

Perhaps because he was acting like one? Just a guess.

267 days ago
48.

Monksolo    

Jay-Z uses that word in his music so it's OK to use it now

267 days ago
49.

JT    

I call bull****.

267 days ago
50.

missy    

sit the **** down, and no one cares who you are. is anyone sick of the racial bull****?

267 days ago
51.

lili    

***** hush u mad cuse he told u sit down

267 days ago
52.

ketjo    

Oh do shut up already TMZ with your racist tantrums.....! This is pure Bullshyt from a loser who got his ass handed to him on a plate and kicked of a plane for being a a hole....

267 days ago
53.

braintrain    

I'm a white male age 24. I find it very sad to read these comments of racism on here. what does it do for you to call someone the n word? I just don't understand. you will all get yours don't worry

267 days ago
54.

indaknow    

Black people are not racist. Black people love white people. Where is Zimmerman when you need him?

267 days ago
55.

Stanley    

I call bullsh**! This guy is just trying to play the race card. What a loser! Enough already with this nonsense. You were being rude and wouldn't sit down when told to do so. What a crybaby. Rise above how you were raised dude, stop with the nonsensical race card. Is that all you got?

267 days ago
56.

Change    

White person calling a black person the N word? That would NEVER happen LOL. If the flight attendant did call him the N word...why would that be so hard to believe? That's nothing new. I heard cops call black people the N word so you think a flight attendant wouldn't???. Nobody posting comments on TMZ was there so nobody knows what really happend. She probably did say it but she probably didn't. Nobody knows. If she did call him it,she most likely said it under her breath and not all loud and ghetto. Like I said,she probably said it but she probably didn't. Who knows. I just don't see why it would be hard for somebody to believe its possible he/she said it.

267 days ago
57.

Jerry6646    

Jackson is the racist, and like others is so full of
himself that he doesn't have to answer for his
actions.

267 days ago
58.

Ryan B.    

It's actually kind of racist to think the white people on the plane wouldn't recognize racism just because it was another white person saying it. #themoreyouknow

267 days ago
59.

Yes    

Allegedly called him an "n" word. Just because he said that she said it, doesn't make it true.

267 days ago
60.

jdizzla a    

The world is getting dumber. I blame the government. There are too many laws protecting the dumb people from themselves.

267 days ago
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