Unfriendly Skies: 'Chewing Gum' Star Michaela Coel Slams Racist Airline Passenger And Twitter Has Her Damn Back

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08:  Michaela Coel attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Unfriendly Skies: 'Chewing Gum' Star Michaela Coel Slams Racist Airline Passenger And Twitter Has Her Damn Back

The fellow traveler just assumed the actress was the help.

Published May 16, 2018

We always hear about disturbing airplane stories involving celebrities and often times they end up in the tabloids and no one really knows what went down. Michaela Coel, however, brought her horrific recent airline incident straight to social media.

  1. The “Chewing Gum” actress took to Twitter to describe an all-too-common instance of racism she experienced while flying with Virgin Atlantic.

  2. “Congratulations to Virgin Atlantic passengers once again!” she tweeted under a picture of herself and her outfit and a pic of what VA flight attendants actually wear. “A lady just confused me for a hostess and asked me to clean up her mess and increase the flight temp. What I’m wearing… what the staff are wearing.”

    Coel, who didn’t engage in a physical confrontation (even though she had every right with a comment like that), is wondering how her appearance makes her even close to looking like a flight attendant.

    Twitter decided to hop in and throw their dukes up for Michaela. See their supportive responses below.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

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