Actor LeVar Burton ‘in no mood for disrespect’ from American Airlines

Actor and director LeVar Burton in a 2016 photo.
Actor and director LeVar Burton in a 2016 photo. AP

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!”

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.

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