Marlon Wayans pulled off flight, accuses United Airlines of ‘racism and classism’

Marlon Wayans was cited for disturbing the peace as a result of an incident Friday at Denver International Airport. The actor and comedian confirmed the ticket but accused United Airlines of racism.

United Airlines, per CBS News, said Wayans was told he would have to gate-check his bag. That’s when Wayans allegedly pushed past the airline employee who he was interacting with and tried to board the plane.

Wayans, 50, took to Instagram and claimed a gate agent told him he had one too many bags to board his flight and it escalated to him getting a citation.

“I complied and consolidated them, (and) he was like, ‘Oh, now you have to check that bag,’” Wayans wrote. “Most agents are always love but every now and then you come across BAD PEOPLE. This was one of them.”

United Airlines responded in a statement to , “A customer who had been told he would have to gate-check his bag instead pushed past a United employee at the jet bridge and attempted to board the aircraft.”

Wayans confirmed that he was given a ticket but added that he didn’t make contact with the gate agent.

“Yes, a ticket … that’s all they could give me,” the comedian posted. “Dude tried to lie and say I assaulted him. The video clearly shows I never touched him. He was desperate to try to have some authority.”

Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim. He can be heard on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 FM in Mobile or on the free Sound of Mobile App from 6 to 9 a.m. daily.

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