“Vampire Diaries” actor Paul Wesley has expressed that Delta should ban the controversial Donald Trump supporter who cursed at passengers this week. Phoebe Tonkin’s boyfriend took to social media to express his concern over the incident as a patron of the airline.
On Saturday, Wesley couldn’t help but react to the issue when he stumbled upon businessman and TV personality Michael Skolnik’s reaction to the viral video of the Trump supporter. Skolnik, who is a Platinum Medallion member, stated in his tweet that Delta Airlines should identify the controversial man and ban him from flying with the airline again because of what he did. As a Diamond Medallion member, Wesley expressed his agreement with Skolnik’s statement in a tweet.
Both Wesley and Skolnik were commenting on the incident that took place early this week and was captured by a Delta passenger named Emma Baum. Baum reportedly took the video of the unknown Trump supporter who went on a mid-air political rant against Hillary Clinton supporters onboard the plane. The video that Baum shared on Facebook on Tuesday has since gone viral, according to Daily Mail.
In the video, the unnamed Trump supporter could be seen standing and shouting at the the other passengers. “Come on, baby! Trump! That’s what I’m talking about,” the man shouts in the video after cursing at Clinton supporters. “He’s your president. Every goddamn one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad.”
The clip has already been viewed for over a million times, and many who have watched it were reportedly asking why the man wasn’t reprimanded. According to Vibe, previous incidents of similar nature led Delta to take drastic measures in removing customers who created a commotion during a flight. However, per Baum, Delta’s flight attendants did talk to the man, and he was even taken away by the attendants for “at least 15 minutes” before he managed to return to his seat.
Addressing the incident, a Delta spokesperson told BuzzFeed on Friday that an investigation is currently ongoing. “We are sorry this disruption occurred. Our crews work hard to ensure flying is comfortable for all of our customers. We are currently investigating the incident,” the spokesperson added.
Aside from the “Vampire Diaries” star and Skolnik, television producter, author Seth MacFarlane, GQ special correspondent Keith Olbermann and actress Gabrielle Union have also shared their opinion on the incident via Twitter.