Alec Baldwin reportedly kicked off an American Airlines flight
Actor Alec Baldwin was reportedly removed for an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles to New York City on December 6.
The actor claimed in a Tweet from his official Twitter account that he was "reamed" by a flight attendant for playing the scrabble-like mobile game "Words With Friends."
"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt," he wrote on December 6.
Baldwin's spokesperson later confirmed his account in a statement on the PR agency's official Twitter page, "Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing 'Words with Friends' while parked at the gate. He loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight."
The airline declined to comment on the matter, telling OnTheRedCarpet.com in a statement, "We're sorry but owing to privacy concerns regarding our customers, we don't comment on something that might or might not have happened."
Michael J. Wolf, founder of Activate.com who was apparently on the same flight as Baldwin, wrote on his official Twitter page, "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane. We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait."
The Los Angeles Times confirmed with an unnamed source that the actor was in fact escorted off the place, but did not reveal what prompted his removal.
Baldwin later updated his followers about his travel plans and wrote, "Now on the 3 o'clock American flight. The flight attendants already look.....smarter."
At 2:35 p.m. PT American Airlines' official Twitter account Tweeted to the actor, "@AlecBaldwin Mr. Baldwin, we are looking into this. Please DM [Direct Message] us contact information."
The actor later Tweeted, "Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs as flight attendants."
Baldwin is not the first celebrity to air his grievances on Twitter about being kicked off a flight this year.
In September, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off a Southwest flight because his "pants sagged too low." Armstrong took to Twitter to voice his displeasure at the time.
Leisha Hailey, who played Alice Pieszecki on Showtime's "The L Word," was booted off a Southwest Airlines flight for what she said on her Twitter page was for kissing her girlfriend on the plane. Southwest Airlines later issued a statement on their website which claimed the behavior was "excessive" and not based on gender.
In October, Whitney Houston was nearly kicked off of a Delta flight when she refused to buckle her seatbelt.