A United Airlines passenger was ousted from a flight earlier this month after launching into a tirade against two African-American passengers who she deemed to be “too fat” to sit with.
The incident occurred just before takeoff on a Las Vegas-to-Newark flight on New Year’s Day, Inside Edition reported. Norma Rodgers, an oncology nurse who once appeared on the “Dr. Oz” show, was seated on one side of the woman, while her travel companion sat on the opposite side.
Rodgers recorded the moment the woman began making snide remarks about their weight.
“Oh my goodness, I don’t know how I’m gonna do this the next four hours,” she’s heard saying. “I’m stuck, but at least they’ll keep me warm.”
United flight attendants acted quickly to find a different seat for the disruptive customer.
When it became clear that this passenger’s behavior was likely to be problematic on this flight, she was provided alternate travel arrangements first thing the next morning.