Actor LeVar Burton blasted American Airlines, which has its second-busiest hub in Charlotte, for bumping him to business class after he bought first-class tickets.
Burton, who hosted the children’s TV show “Reading Rainbow,” also starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and played an iconic role in the 1977 miniseries “Roots.” He also has nearly 2 million Twitter followers.
But the actor, 60, had nothing good to say about American on Sunday, People.com reported, following a recent flight from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Burton tweeted that “after paying for two 1st Class seats and being unceremoniously, bumped back to Business, I’m in NO MOOD for disrespect!”
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American responded on Twitter, People reported, asking the actor, whose new podcast, Levar Burton Reads, launches Tuesday, to “meet us in DMs” so they could investigate the incident.