I know. It happens to the best of us. Tempers can flare when connections are missed. But responding in a fit of rage is never constructive. And responding with a profanity-laced tirade filled with threats and slurs should merit a ban, not a rebooking.
Rapper “Boosie BadAzz” (Torrence Hatch, Jr.) was traveling with his family on American from Jackson, Mississippi to Grand Rapids, Michigan via Charlotte. His flight from Jackson was delayed and he missed his connection to Grand Rapids.
Hatch took to Instagram to launch a graphic tirade against American Airlines and the gate agent in Charlotte who told him he had missed his connection.
He captioned his “picture” like this (I censored it):
(American Airlines) The man who just refused to let me get on the plane with my kids IS a b**** a** hater. If I ever see you again I’m go spit n yo f****** face you b**** a** hater. The captain told you that we could be let on but you did not want us on because of your jealousy towards me .I MISS MY F****** POOL PARTY YOU B**** A** HOE . You jealous ,broke a** , p***y a**s , b**** a** f****t you deserve a bullet n yo f****** face you hoe a** RACIS (sic) B****. U look like a b**** a** mf . I BET YO KIDS suffer because of yo p***y a**. I BET THEY HUNGRY now cause of yo p***y a** .I HOPE I catch yo b*** a** out this airport one day u f*** n****. How did GOD let yo bitch a** live so long ? American Airlines is a f*** ship , THEY ALWAYS DELAYED , THE PLANES ALWAYS SHAKING, FIRST CLASS TREATMENT IS BULLS*** , THEY BARELY HAVE TVS ON THIS BULLS*** A** PLANE N THEY HIGH AS F*** ‼️ DO NOT RIDE AMERICAN AIRLINES Because u will not get to your destination on time n the people that work for this wack a** airline company have horrible attitudes .THEY RUDE A** F*** n this black b**** don’t even try n help a n***** after seeing this man f***ed over me n my kids ,SAD ASS BLACK UGLY B****S. I hope THIS N***** HATER Mhave (sic) a head on collision n die coming from yo airport job WITH YO pregnant wife n the car you P***Y 🖕🏽🖕🏽I HOPE U B*****S N THESE PLANES CRASH N BURN hope I see u n da streets p***y 👌 🙏🏼crash n burn hoes 🔥n if anybody got a problem with what I said SUCK MY D***K see me n the streets n say something.
Since this is a family-friendly blog, I will not tarnish this page with an uncensored look at what Hatch said, but you’re free to look here if you cannot figure it based upon my censoring above (warning: NSFW). Do note the slurs and threats in his statement above. It is more than just profanity…
Despite Hatch being among the most rich and privileged in this country, American Airlines must have decided that Hatch stood further along the intersectionality spectrum than their apparently black, female, lesbian gate agent. So nice that they give lip service to equal rights and take great care of their employees. Maybe the mechanics have a point…
Instead, American did not address his threats at all.
Mr. Hatch’s inbound flight from Jackson, Miss., to Charlotte, N.C., this past Saturday was delayed, and he arrived at the gate for his connecting flight to Grand Rapids, Mich., after the airplane door had been closed.
We immediately rebooked Mr. Hatch and his family for a later flight, which is our standard procedure for missed connections.
If anyone else threatened an employee like Hatch did, I suspect s/he would be arrested. So what really happened here? Let’s all stay woke, shall we…
For the life of me, I cannot understand why American would not publicly defend its gate agent here. If we give AA the benefit of the doubt, I guess it simply does not want to stoop to Hatch’s level and even engage with his jejune and narcissistic rantings. But the man wished death upon the gate agent, called her a host of derogative terms, and cursed her out. If someone talks to my employees in that way, they are no longer welcome in my business…
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