In News on Monday 11th Dec, 2017

The airport photo that has everyone talking

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A photo taken in a departure gate queue at an airport in the United States has the internet talking, acting as an important reminder to never judge a book by its cover, or be a horrible racist.

African-American music industry executive, Emmit Eclass Walker, shared a photo on his personal Facebook account along with a description of a conversation that occurred between himself and a woman standing behind him in the priority seating queue at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport.

While waiting to board his flight with his first-class ticket, the woman refused to believe he was a priority seating passenger.

“Excuse me i believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru. This line is for priority boarding, [sic]” Walker reported the woman said.

When Walker informed the blonde woman behind him that he did indeed carry the first class ticket, she still didn’t believe him.

“He must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait,” she reportedly said.

But not only did Walker’s next response stop the woman in her tracks, but it also caused the line of people around him to erupt into applause.

“Nope to big to ever be in anybodies military. I’m just a n**** with money,” he said.

After posting his account of the situation on Facebook, Walker has received hundreds of comments and more than 760,000 likes.

“This made me so mad and happy at the same time!! B**** black people can fly 1st class WTF,” one social media user Patriyiah said.

One man added that he too is often judged while travelling for work.

“I go through the same s*** everytime I travel... I travel for work so I get this often just gotta keep these ppl in check. Laughter when faced with ignorance the bag won't stop coming just ignorant ppl will always be around,” said Larry.

The only thing Walker wishes he’d done during the whole ordeal was say cheese while taking the selfie.

“If i would of known that this Post was going to blow up like this i would of smiled when i took the picture, [sic]” he said.

Have you ever seen behaviour like this at an airport? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Have you ever seen behaviour like this at an airport?