Tamar Braxton gets 'ridiculed' by Delta pilot in heated exchanged caught on video
The heated conversation made rounds on the internet after Tamar seemed to have been ridiculed by a Delta Airlines pilot when she boarded the plane.
The reality TV star's sister Towanda Braxton shared a video of a certain Delta Airline pilot who was talking sternly to the two of them. She made sure to share the video on social media, which has since then gotten almost 15,000 likes.
In the video, the pilot can be heard telling the women about how things run on the airplane, much to the shock of the two women.
“Here’s how this works. My flight attendants work for me. They give orders that come from me. So if you get an instruction from a flight attendant, I need to know that you are willing and able to do what you’re told to do. Are you willing and able to do what you’re told to do by a flight attendant? Don’t ask me any questions. Answer yes or no.”
The pilot soon turns around and walks back to the cockpit before anything else could have happened. While Towanda claims that the pilot's actions were racially motivated, Delta has ultimately denied the claim.
"@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta. Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler don’t matter... @deltaShame on you... #WhyArePeopleSoMad#flyingwhileblack #smh"
In a statement released by Delta to Fox News, the response from the pilot was ensued from some "unusual behavior" on the part of Braxton and their party. According to the airline, Tamar and the rest of the people she was flying with requested to deplane, which they were allowed to do. However, when they refused to take their belongings with them, this is when the problem rose since that was a federal violation and sparked safety concerns.
“It’s crucial for the safety of every flight for customers to be willing and able to follow crew instructions. When these customers exhibited some unusual behavior and refused to acknowledge our flight attendant’s instructions, the captain addressed them directly to ensure the safety and security of the entire flight."
While Delta confirms that the response of the pilot and flight attendants was out of caution and to keep the flight from any delays, the airline is investigating any signs of discrimination as it has been said on different reports.
Looks like the sisters won't be needing their million miler accounts any longer, as they most definitely would not want to fly Delta again.