Matthew Lush, a vlogger with over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, said that he was banned by JetBlue airlines after a series of tweets he posted last week.
Lush started cracking jokes on Twitter about a JetBlue customer service representative named Regina.
He and his followers started comparing her to Regina George from Mean Girls.
He tweeted Mean Girls photos and Photoshops.
Then a few days later when Lush arrived for his flight, he alerted his followers on Twitter that JetBlue was removing him from the terminal.
Lush said that a JetBlue representative told him at the gate that his tweets led the company to believe he was a physical threat.
"They say I'm a security threat and that I'm not allowed to fly with them ever again," Lush said in a YouTube video about the whole ordeal. "I have never in a million years thought this day would come."
Lush ended up taking a Virgin America flight instead.
You can listen to Lush's whole video about the incident here.
The hashtag #BoycottJetBlue has been trending amongst Lush's fans, many furious that the YouTube star was banned from the airline.
A JetBlue spokesperson released a statement saying that removing Lush was a careful and informed decision:
The decision to remove any customer from a flight is made after careful and informed decision by local airport officials and flight crew. It's based on an individual's actions and our assessment whether further actions during the flight would lead to further disruption or non-compliance with crew member instructions which could lead to diversion and delays for all customers.
A JetBlue spokesperson in a statement to BuzzFeed News clarified that Lush was not banned for life, but from that specific flight. Lush was not allowed to board the flight due to the fact that he identified the customer service representative by name and then incited his followers to tweet threatening things at her.
Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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