Whitney Houston refuses to buckle up on Delta flight (video)
Whitney Houston was on her way to Detroit to work on 'Sparkle,' her first film in years, when the airline seat belt incident occurred.
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Whitney 'got diva' on the crew member ... until another crew member came over and warned Houston that if she didn't buckle up, she would have to get off the plane. Whitney eventually allowed one of the crew members to grab the buckle and fasten it for the singer -- and the plane was then cleared for takeoff," reported TMZ.
This isn't the first time a celebrity has had authority issues with an airline crew. Just last month musician and "L Word" actress Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend, musician Camila Grey, were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight. It wasn't clear whether it was their kissing or the argument that ensued that resulted in their expulsion from the Southwest flight.
In fact, challenging the authority of airline crews - especially Southwest Airlines - happens with some regularity, as this Christian Science Monitor article observes:
Southwest Airlines runs a tight ship. Just ask Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who was escorted off an Oakland-to-Burbank flight earlier this month because his pants were too saggy. Or Kevin Smith, who was booted from the same flight last year because he was deemed too fat to fly. Or Florida resident Joe Winiecki who in 2007 was told to change his T-shirt, which displayed a sexual double entendre, or be removed from the flight. Or Mesa College student Kyla Ebbert, who earlier that year was lectured by a Southwest customer service rep who thought her outfit too revealing (Ebbert was wearing a denim skirt, a tank top, and a sweater)