According to the airline, Tamar, and others, she was flying with asked to deplane – for which they were permitted – but refused to take their belongings with them off the plane.
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Singer and reality tv star Tamar Braxton was “ridiculous” by a Delta Air Lines pilot as soon as they were on the airplane, her sister claims.
Her sister, Towanda Braxton, shared a video of a Delta Air Lines pilot strictly to talk with the two women.
“@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta. Wow! I think a diamond and a double million miler not matter…@delta Shame on you…” she captioned the video, adding the hashtags #WhyArePeopleSoMad and #flyingwhileblack
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In the video, the pilot is heard telling the women, “Here’s how this works. My flight attendants work for me. They give orders that come from me. So if you are a instruction of a flight attendant, I need to know that you are willing and able to do what you are told to do. Are you willing and able to do what you’re told to do so by a flight attendant? Don’t ask me questions. Answer yes or no.”
The pilot then turns around and walks back to the cockpit. Towanda has said that the pilot’s actions were racist, but Delta has refused the claim.
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In a statement to Fox News, Delta, said the response from the pilot was because of a “strange behavior” of Braxton and those she was traveling.
“It is of crucial importance for the safety of each flight for customers willing and able to follow the instructions of the crew. When these customers exhibited some unusual behavior and refused to acknowledge our stewardess to the instructions of the captain spoke to them directly to ensure the safety and the security of the entire flight,” Delta said.
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According to the airline, Tamar, and others, she was flying with asked to deplane – for which they were permitted – but refused to take their belongings with them out of the plane, which is a federal offense and led to concerns about the safety.
Although Delta Air Lines said the reaction of the pilot and the crew was out of an abundance of caution and to keep the flight is delayed, the carrier shall investigate the allegations of discrimination and said that the review reports.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.