Weather Alerts 26 View »

US Airways denies 'Percy Jackson' actor called the N-word

Actor Brandon T. Jackson attends the premiere of "Don't Sleep" at BET Studios on October 1, 2012 in New York City. Image by Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

US Airways denies 'Percy Jackson' actor called the N-word

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Nov 7, 2013

Actor Brandon T. Jackson recently took to Twitter, pleading for help, after he says that a flight attendant for US Airways "called me the N-word."

Jackson posted numerous tweets as the situation was going down Nov. 4. In his tweets, he complained about the flight attendant and tweeted about being questioned by the police. He also tweeted that he wished that "this racist generation" would just "hurry up and die off."


According to the Associated Press, the 29-year-old Jackson had been drinking on the flight from New York City to Phoenix and became upset when flight attendants stopped serving him alcohol.

US Airways is denying that crew members used the N-word or racial slurs and told TMZ that the actor was being disruptive and acting erratically.

A fellow passenger told TMZ that Jackson was not drunk. The same passenger also said that he did not hear the slurs.

A representative for the actor told Digital Spy that he was not served any alcohol on the flight and the incident began when Jackson was searching for food.

US Airways is standing behind their crew members.

Jackson has appeared in such movies as "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "Tropic Thunder" and the television series "Raising Hope."

Joyce Lupiani

Joyce Lupiani

Email Twitter
Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to