‘Yellowstone’ Actor Says He Was Kicked Off Plane For Refusing To Sit Next To Somebody Wearing A Mask

Forrie J. Smith

Man, times have changed in the past few years.

It wasn’t long ago that you could get kicked off an airplane for not wearing a mask, and we were seeing videos all the time of people freaking out and getting removed for pulling down their mask, or because they didn’t like how others were wearing their mask.

Luckily those times are mostly behind us now that there aren’t any more stupid mask mandates. But it seems like Yellowstone actor Forrie J. Smith recently had some trouble over people wearing masks on a flight.

Smith, who plays Dutton Ranch ranch hand Lloyd Pierce on the hit Paramount series, posted a video on Instagram claiming that he was kicked off a plane for refusing to sit next to somebody who was wearing a mask:

“You know my social media people tell me that you like me face to face. But you know what, I can’t say face to face what I want. 

I just got kicked off a plane in, uh, where the hell am I at? Houston, Texas. Because I told them I didn’t feel comfortable sitting next to somebody with a mask on.”

Smith admitted that he had been drinking, but that he wasn’t drunk during the incident:

“Yeah, I been drinking. I’ve been sitting in the airport for three hours, yeah I’m drinking. I ain’t drunk. But they threw me off the plane because I’m drunk, because you people won’t stand up and tell everybody what bullshit this is. I just told them I didn’t feel comfortable about sitting next to somebody that had to wear a mask and I’m off the plane.”


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It’s no surprise that Smith isn’t a fan of masks, after the actor announced back in 2022 that he was unable to attend the SAG Awards due to not getting the COVID-19 vaccination:

“I want to apologize to y’all for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. I mean no offense to anyone. I’m not vaccinated, and it’s a requirement to be vaccinated.

I’m not vaccinated, I will not get vaccinated. I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. I never will.

I believe they compromise your immunities… It’s just my beliefs. I just don’t believe in that stuff. Whatever.”

The second half of Yellowstone season five has been on hiatus for some time now, but the end of this long winter is in sight as the show is scheduled to debut the final part of the series this November.

During a recent interview, Ian Bohen gave us some inside information on what the filming schedule is shaping up to be:

“We will go back, rumor has it in May. This summer and then we should be on in November, roughly. We shoot six episodes, November maybe December, and then we go through the holidays and maybe season finale, series finale, maybe around Super Bowl? And then it’ll be the end of an era.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock