There’s something about air travel that causes celebrities to have the kind of full-blown meltdown that we try and fill this site up with, from Kevin Smith being too fat to fly to Gerard Depardieu peeing in a bottle. Well, now we have a new addition to the list, when Alec Baldwin called out American Airlines after they threw him off a flight for what I’m sure was a valid reason … oh, wait, nevermind, they kicked him off for playing Words With Friends. What the crap. TMZ reports:
We’re told Baldwin’s tweets about the incident are on point — flight attendants wanted him to shut off his cell phone in the middle of a game of “Words with Friends” … after the cabin door closed, but the plane remained at the gate. But according to passengers … after the confrontation over his phone, Alec got up to go to the bathroom and angrily slammed the lavatory door. We’re told it was so loud the captain called back to flight attendants to find out what was happening. That’s when the captain himself made the call to have Baldwin removed.
Really? That’s all it takes to get kicked off a plane? iPhone games and door slamming? I once saw a grown man get up in his seat and scream at a flight attendant until you could see each individual vein in his neck and forehead, and the worst they did to him was not give him any peanuts. Okay, so granted we were mid-flight at the time, but I think if you’re gonna be that big of a dick on an airplane, they should give you a parachute and a gentle push out of the doorway and see how that works out.