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'Tropic Thunder' Star



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.


"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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It's easy to see those with racist tendencies since they easily excuse clearly degrading and demeaning behavior and comments.

350 days ago


I'd have called you an ambulance.

350 days ago


It's 2013 and people are still defending racist behavior. It's completely ridiculous. Noone should be demeaned because of their ethnicity whether, black, white, indian, asian, etc...

350 days ago


Why are white people so concern about black people using the N word ? Get over it..

350 days ago

Jimmy Stink Finger    

""even the white people on the plane"" ??? Wow..WTF does THAT mean. He expects most white peole 2 B racist? Sounds like it.

350 days ago


The only people who toss around the "N" word are "N's"!! I call major B.S. on this one. Race card! Race card! What's new? Yawn.

350 days ago


I mean really? The flight attendant called him a n*****? I bet she squished a watermelon in his face and dumped fried chicken in his lap too.

350 days ago

Sharon1826 acted like one! Blacks like you are causing a huge problem in this country. You are a small part of the community acting up and the majority is having to pay the price. These rappers, athlete s, and street thugs are making life he'll for the law abiding citizens...then you turn around and blame everyone but yourselves.

350 days ago


hahah, a flight attendant used the N-word, no way dude, drunk idiot

350 days ago


" The White People " on the plane? Why they gotta be White yo?

350 days ago


BS! I bet there isn't one actual witness. This is what blacks do all the time when something doesn't go their way. I garauntee SOMEONE filmed it - just like they always say the tea party rally has all these racist signs and statements and yet we've never seen on picture of run or video - even though camera are on and filming all day long. Lie. Demorats and liberals (the same thing really) always feel that any lie justifies the means. HE'S the racist.

350 days ago


wow is this grown man really going to try to pull the N card! Which by the way is so insignificant!!! it does not make sense. Black people call each other it all the time! The fact of the matter is he was standing up acting ignorant and is mad he was put out. She should have called him a ****** because he was acting like one. BY THE WAY IM NOT RACIEST !! IS THAT A SHOCK ITS OKAY FOR SOMEONE TO STATE HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT A RACE! also im so sick of black people trying to make others pitty them. The white community has gone out of its way to APOLOGIZE FOR SOMETHING THEY DID NOT DO. the jewish community is more respected because they went threw a holocaust that was much worse than slavery and do you ever hear about them fighting on a plan WITH a german!!!?? Its so pathetic Im so sick of it and im sure the white community is getting sick of it as well. LET IS GO ALL READY YOUR BEATING A DEAD HORSE! NO ONE CARES IF YOU WHERE CALLED A ****** ITS TIME THAT PEOPLE STOP TRIPPIN OVER THIS WORD! I HAVE BEEN CALLED SO MANY NAMES AT SO MANY PUBLIC PLACES BY BLACK PEOPLE AND IVE NEVER ONCE PULLED THE RACE CARD! GET IT TOGETHER ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY IF YOUR A FAILER, DONT BLAME ANYONE ELSE (THATS FOR EVERY RACE) I REALLY BELIEVE THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BECOME THE MOST RACIEST OF ALL...............

349 days ago

Mark Wynn    

I flat don't believe the N part … shame on him for not accepting responsibility for his actions and trying to get a flight attendant in trouble … and him off the hook.

349 days ago


bringing up the N word will happen more and more with all the news it gets and lawsuits being brought up because most of the time it is she/he said he/she said and most of the time they will side with the black person because the words protest, lawsuit, Al, Jessie or the NAACP was said

349 days ago

Get it Straight    

I was told by a eye witnesses on the plane that the "N" word was not dropped. The comment about "Obama's son" was. Heck I'd be proud to be Obama's son LoL The "N" word claim is intended by him and his publicist to get free press

349 days ago
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