Olympic sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has recently posted a series of videos on her Instagram account, claiming that she was unjustly harassed by an American Airlines flight attendant. However, the response from her fellow passengers suggests that not everyone agreed with her complaints.

In one of the videos, Richardson accuses the flight attendant of “harassing” her when he asked passengers to turn off electronic devices before takeoff. She expresses her frustration, saying, “I’m recording me, but you jumped in my video, so I caught you because you jumped in my video. You’re harassing me at this point, so I think you should stop.”

In another video, Richardson is seen engaged in a lengthy discussion with the flight crew, who inform her that the captain has requested her removal from the flight. Despite their explanation, Richardson maintains her innocence and feels harassed by the flight attendant’s actions.

Throughout the incident, Richardson’s behavior becomes disruptive, including cursing at some of her fellow passengers who express their frustration with her actions. Surprisingly, when she finally leaves the plane, some of the passengers actually cheer her removal.

Richardson took to social media to explain her perspective and continues to defend herself, insisting that she was in the right. She suggests that legal action may be taken against American Airlines, claiming that not only was she threatened, but an innocent bystander was also targeted by the flight attendant. Richardson highlights the lack of support she received from the captain and expresses her disappointment in the applause she received as she exited the plane.

In response to the incident, American Airlines issued a statement saying, “We reaccommodated the customer on a later flight, and a member of our team has reached out to learn more.”

It’s worth noting that Richardson has previously attributed her setbacks to racism. In 2021, she was suspended from competition after testing positive for marijuana, resulting in her removal from the U.S. Olympic team in Track and Field.

Despite the controversy surrounding Richardson, this incident showcases the mixed reactions from both the flight attendant and the passengers. While some may have sympathized with Richardson, there were others who supported the actions taken by the flight crew.