SNL alum Chris Kattan is ejected from American Airlines flight for not pulling up his face mask amid complaints from other passengers
Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was asked to leave an American Airlines flight after repeatedly refusing to properly wear his face mask on Monday.
The 50-year-old actor was aboard a flight headed from Dallas/Fort Worth to Los Angeles, and seated in first class when other passengers complained about his conduct, insiders told TMZ.
The Los Angeles-born entertainer appeared to have a cold, with mucous dripping out of his nose while not wearing a mask, sources told the outlet.
The latest: Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, 50, was asked to leave an American Airlines flight after repeatedly refusing to properly wear his face mask on Monday. He as snapped in LA in 2019
Other passengers brought the issue up to flight attendants, who attempted to remedy the situation by giving him paper towels and telling him to follow the federal rules requiring passengers to don masks at all times.
The A Night at the Roxbury alum only wore the mask halfway on his face, under his nose, which continued to alarm those onboard.
Flight attendants ordered him off the flight, and he tried to persuade them to stay, citing his SNL fame, but not putting his mask on, sources told the outlet.
After attendants said they would alert authorities to the situation, Kattan departed from the flight.
Flight attendants told Kattan to follow the federal rules requiring passengers to don masks at all times
In effect: Federal guidelines require passengers to wear face masks while on a plane
Kattan’s lawyer Samuel Joshua Smith told the outlet a different account of events, stressing that the actor would never ‘refuse to wear a mask’ and ‘is fully vaccinated and unequivocally supports CDC guidelines.’
Smith said that Kattan was headed back to Los Angeles following a comedy tour in which he ‘suffered a strong allergic reaction to supplements he has been taking to treat lingering neck pain from his injury on SNL.
‘This reaction affected his balance and psychological state. The effects also caused him to have trouble breathing.’
Smith told the outlet that Kattan eventually took another flight out of Texas.
Flashback: Kattan and Will Ferrell starred in 1998’s A Night At The Roxbury
Flashback: Kattan played Dr. Anthony Fauci on a 2001 episode of SNL