If there’s something us everyday folk love to hear it’s when celebrities complain about being forced to share space with us.
Andie MacDowell (the star of 1994’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and those L’Oreal ads) was jetsetting on the weekend and was sickened when she became trapped in “tourist class”.
After her cries were ignored by those up in first class, she took to Twitter to get some sympathy.
“HELP I paid for first class & they put me in tourist because of my dog that I pre-booked & paid for,” she tweeted along with a photo of her and the plebs she was made sit with.
Needless to say, the key demographic who use Twitter don’t really have much sympathy for people who regularly fly around the world in first class with a seat the size of a Kia Rio.
One user wrote: “@AndieMacDowell3 @AmericanAir the horror TOURIST class. You shouldn’t be forced to sit with filth. You are above us.”
Sensing the turbulence in the crap-storm she’d navigated her way into, Andie decided to back-pedal, saying she was just perturbed that she’d shelled out on a first class ticket and then had to deal with a rude flightie.
“Just hate that I paid for what I didn’t get,” she wrote. “There was no excuse why the guy would not just let me ask someone to change seats he had a power trip.
“He said take the seat or don’t get on my plane I was there early to ask for help and from the moment I met him he was rude.”
The situation seems to have really stuck in Andie’s craw. After assumedly laying awake in bed all night — running over the dialogue she had with that rude flight attendant and coming up with some killer zingers she could have said — she took to Twitter again just to stipulate that she’s not a diva and doesn’t hate tourists or poor people. Proof that she’s not a diva? She LOVES dirt roads.
“I’m very happy flying in coach I’m happy on a bus or the subway but if I pay for first class, that’s where I want to be, that was the point,” she wrote. “Lessons learned never, complain on Twitter & don’t pay for first class on American Airlines, only express gratitude … can we move on now.”
“That’s not at all how I feel I’m sorry if it sounded that way I’m happy taking a bus and preferred dirt roads it’s the principle,” she added when one user called her an “elitist”.
By now, Andie was probably regretting she even attempted travelling anywhere in the first place and tried to wrap the mess up.
“No matter who you are it’s nice to be treated kindly when flying & it just depends on the employee if they’re nice or not … Kindness always wins, in the end it’s all that matters,” she concluded.
So there, tourists.