These past few weeks I’ve been randomly bingeing YouTube clips from the long-canceled A&E reality show, Airline. When those ran out, I found myself in the “anti-maskers on airplanes” corner of YouTube. The videos are actually pretty satisfying because usually the anti-masker Karen (or Ken) gets kicked off the flight, and everyone cheers because evil has been defeated. Well, on Monday, 50-year-old Chris Kattan reportedly got booted from an American Airlines flight for refusing to wear a mask. The real tragedy here is that nobody filmed that shit, so we’ll never know if the passengers cheered.
TMZ says Chris was on a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to LAX. Apparently, the other first-class passengers seated near him were “startled” by his appearance. No, they weren’t “startled” to find Chris Kattan in first class (Corky Romano and Monkeybone came out 20 YEARS AGO), they were “startled” cuz Chris was stumbling around and seemed sick, “partially because he had mucous hanging out of his nose when he leaned over.” NO THANK YOU!
The passengers alerted flight attendants who brought Chris paper towels and ordered him to put on a mask (still an airplane rule in America). And Chris complied… except he did that infuriating thing where he wore the mask under his nose. And that choice kept the other passengers “on edge.” Witnesses say airplane staff asked Chris multiple times to pull up his mask. Rather than, ohhh, I dunno, pulling up the mask, Chris begged the flight attendants not to kick him off the flight. He even resorted to asking them if they’d seen him on SNL. HA! Mango’s not gonna get you outta this one, Kattan!
Eventually, staff told Chris if he didn’t pull up his mask they’d call the police. At that point, Chris finally got up and walked off the plane. Now, I assume they were still on the runway in Texas. I haven’t read any headlines about a maskless Chris Kattan falling from the sky and landing crotch-first onto a cactus in the Sonoran Desert.
Chris’ lawyer, Samuel Joshua Smith, denies that he refused to wear a mask and says he was having an allergic reaction to supplements he’s taking for neck pain:
If you go through Chris’ social media, there are loads of pics of him wearing face masks. So IF Mango did put up a stink about wearing a mask over his booger nose, this could’ve been less of a Karen move and more like, “I am a CELEBRITY and I am entitled to finish this game of Words with Friends”? We may never know.