The now-deleted video posted on Towanda’s IG page shows the pilot chastising Tamar for not following the directions of a flight attendant.
The pilot told the singer and reality TV star:
Here’s how this works. My flight attendants work for me. They give orders that come from me.
So if you get an instruction from a flight attendant, I need to know that you are willing and able to do what you’re told to do.
Are you willing and able to do what you’re told to do by a flight attendant? Don’t ask me any questions. Answer yes or no.
Towanda captioned the video:
@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta. Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler don’t matter… @delta Shame on you… #WhyArePeopleSoMad #flyingwhileblack #smh.
I don’t doubt for one minute that black folks are discriminated against on the regular, but my spidey senses are telling me there’s more to this story.
What transpired in the aircraft that would make the pilot come out of the cockpit to have a Come To Jesus Meeting with a passenger?
Delta Airlines responded to Towanda’s video writing:
Towanda, our employees reflect our culture of treating all people with dignity and respect, and if we aren’t doing that, we aren’t doing our job. We’re looking into it now. Please DM here for additional assistance. *HCJ
It’s unclear what the end result of this was.