What is it about planes and people and August? Was it just last year, in this very month, that flight attendent Steven Slater was grabbing two beers and heading down his JetBlue flight’s emergency chute, to certain fame and then infamy and then, well, just now while attempting to Google him we realized we’d pretty much forgotten his name. (Fortunately, the Internet hadn’t. And, yes, it was last August.) Will such, that is, forgetting, be the case for Robert “Sandy” Vietze, the kid who might have been an Olympian who allegedly peed on a recent JetBlue flight out in the open, on, it was initially reported and later denied by the girl’s family, the leg of an 11-year-old girl? Or, more recently, for Gerard Depardieu, famous Frenchman, who has recently entered the annals of doing stupid things on planes in August?
Yep, that’s right. A name you haven’t heard in a while, huh? That’s because you don’t live in France, where Gerard Depardieu is still a very big star, the kind that pees on a plane in front of other people when he is not allowed out of his seat. But he really had to go! So, he did. The New York Post (which speaks French!), writes that Depardieu was en route from Paris to Dublin last night.
“Je veux pisser, je veux pisser,” implored Depardieu, according to Daniele, who was among the 127 passengers on board the Air France jet left reeling by the antics of the giant of the French screen.
“The attendant said ‘I’m sorry, you’ll have to wait fifteen minutes, [when] we’ll be in flight. The toilets are locked’,” Daniele added. Depardieu said he could not wait, unzipped his trousers and proceeded to urinate on the carpet.
As is common in such situations, there was the appearance that he had been drinking.
The plane was operated by CityJet, which has tweeted about the incident.
This apparently delayed the flight for two hours, which all the passengers must have enjoyed, because it’s more time to get autographs!
Three makes a trend, right? We miss Steven Slater. He really classed up the joint.
[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]
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