Social media Influencer Jen Selter has nearly 12 million Instagram followers. She is known for her fit figure, but on a flight from Miami to New York, her famous status did not exempt her from getting kicked off the airplane by police.
According to TMZ, Selter and her sister were on a delayed flight home for more than two and half hours. Despite the “stay seated” orders given to the passengers, the fitness model got up to get something from the overhead compartment. A flight attendant ordered the 24-year-old model to sit down.
Current situation @AmericanAir .. insane.
Selter refused to comply, allegedly arguing that there where two other passengers standing in line for the restroom. That’s when the flight attendant asked her if she wished to get off the plane, and Selter responded “yes.”
Moments after, she was being asked by the captain to evacuate the aircraft, but she refused. And began recording parts of the encounter, which she posted on Twitter.
Just like that, 5 cops coming at me. Worst experience American Air ✌🏼
She is seen corroborating the story about the flight attendant asking her if she wished to get off the aircraft. However, she insists that she was “just being sarcastic.”
Despite her arguments, police were called and she was removed from the plane. “American Airlines calls the shots, they don’t want you to fly on their plane today,” the police officer told a teary-eyed Selter.
Selter, her sister, and a passenger who was heard telling the captain that he is “harassing” Selter in the video, are escorted out of the plane.
Some of her fans on Twitter are giving her some support, while others say that “there are two sides to every story.”
Just like that, 5 cops coming at me. Worst experience American Air ✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/1LY1NrAQ3k
@AmericanAir looks like American Airlines has some explaining to do. Bullies on planes don’t do much for people looking to book travel..
Current situation @AmericanAir .. insane. pic.twitter.com/kIOh3VysnU
just because she’s recording something doesn’t mean she’s right she’s obviously being rude there’s always there side of the story her side of the story and the truth
Selter posted a final video where a young woman is seen saying that the flight attendants were allegedly harassing Selter “for no reason.”
Selter and her sister took another American Airlines flight Sunday morning to New York City. Selter did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.