11 Celebrities Who’ve Been Kicked Off Planes
Air travel can be a pain for everyone: nobody likes dealing with the long lines at the TSA screening checkpoint, unexplained and unexpected delays, or big crowds of loud, germ-infested people. But since celebrities are used to special treatment, they often throw tantrums when they have to suffer through the indignity of flying commercial just like the right of us. Here are 11 celebrities who have been caught behaving badly on planes:
11. Conrad Hilton
In one of the funniest celebrity plane meltdowns of all time, hotel heir Conrad Hilton (yes, those Hiltons) allegedly threatened the crew of a British Airlines flight and called his fellow passengers “peasants” when he flew from London to Los Angeles. Children even started crying because of his tirade, which included death threats. If he wanted to audition for the role of Douchebag Villain in some kind of college movie, he did a bang-up job. “I could get you all fired in five minutes. I know your boss,” he told the crew. “My father will pay this out, he has done it before. Dad paid $300,000 last time.” He also smoked a cigarette in flight, putting a wadded up paper towel over the smoke detector so it wouldn’t go off. Conrad, who was supposedly upset over a breakup with his girlfriend, eventually had to be subdued with handcuffs. Once he landed in the United States, he was charged with interfering with a flight crew.
10. Dave Chappelle
Back in 2010, comedian Dave Chappelle’s airplane antics were so bad that the plane had to make an emergency landing. While flying from New Jersey to Ohio, Dave refused to buckle his seatbelt and apparently wanted to go to the bathroom so badly that he walked into the cockpit, grabbed the pilot’s arm and demanded to know when they were going to land. Did he not know that planes have bathrooms? We know they’re not ideal, but come on. Luckily, the plane was a private one, so he wasn’t inconveniencing other passengers when he ended up making an impromptu bathroom stop in Pittsburgh. The lesson here: always go to the bathroom in your last moment in the airport!