Sha’Carri Richardson Kicked Off Plane After Argument With Flight Attendant

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Track star Sha’Carri Richardson says she was kicked off of an American Airlines plane after an argument with a flight attendant.

On Saturday (January 21), Richardson, 22, posted a series of videos on Instagram, asking her followers if she should "pursue legal action" after a flight attendant allegedly disrespected her while she was on the phone before takeoff, per Fox News.

"Prior to the video this gentleman asked me to get off a cell phone call, I did," Richardson captioned one of her videos, panning to a flight attendant. "I stated to him I didn’t like the tone he used with me. Following that while standing in front of me doing the safety protocols he continued to lean over to look at my phone. He asked to see that my phones were in airplane mode at this point. He demanded that me show him. Which I did in front of him."

It's unclear where Richardson was traveling to, but the track star noted that it was "vacation time."

In one video, a flight attendant can be heard demanding Richardson to stop recording.

"You're harassing me at this point, I think you should stop. I think you should stop," she responded.

Richardson's Instagram videos didn't include the initial comments made by the flight attendant.

Several passengers commented on the situation, with one telling Richardson to stop arguing with the flight crew.

"Y’all see him right? Y’all see him right? Y’all see him right? I’m sorry, it’s not me," Richardson told the passengers, per her Instagram video. "Talk to him. No ma’am. Do not talk to me like that. I’m an adult. Do not talk to me like that. Do not talk to me like that. Tell him to stop. If you do not know what’s going on, do not yell at me."

While Richardson was speaking to another passenger about the incident, one individual interrupted saying, "Thank you, by the way. I'm missing my connection."

"Oh, so you’re worried about a connection when a grown man is disrespecting me?" Richardson said in a video.

"I don’t give a s---," the passenger replied.

As Richardson was escorted off the plane, some passengers applauded.

"Also the captain not doing anything to help the situation and this flight attendant has the applause when I exited the plane when I’m pretty serious the disrespect I received would not have happened if I was one of them," she added.

The 22-year-old hinted that she may take legal action against American Airlines following the incident.

"Tell me if I’ll be wrong to pursue legal actions against the airline @americanair not only did the man threaten me but also an innocent bystander who simply just wanted a picture with me," she captioned one of her videos.

In a statement to NBC News, an American Airlines spokesperson said, "We reaccomodated the customer on a later flight and a member of our team has reached out to learn more."

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