Yellowstone’s Forrie J. Smith Clarifies Being Kicked Off Of Flight: “I’m Not Comfortable Sitting Next To Someone In A Mask”

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This story surrounding Yellowstone actor Forrie J. Smith is the mask controversy heard around the world.

Smith, who plays Dutton Ranch ranch hand Lloyd Pierce, claimed just a few days ago that he was removed from a flight in Texas after he informed the flight attendants that he wasn’t comfortable sitting next to someone with a mask on.

The Yellowstone actor posted a video explaining the situation shortly after it happened:

“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.”

Obviously, that story made its rounds on social media. Many online were in disbelief that the story, at least how he told it, would warrant Smith being removed from his flight.

And as we waited for more information on everything that happened, that finally came in the form of another update straight from the horse’s mouth… Forrie J. Smith is the horse, in case there was any confusion.

In a video posted by the actor, he first stated that he was working on another movie in Cave City, Kentucky, and after his shooting day was rained out, he took some time to speak more on the mask incident:

“Thought I’d catch up with you all. Man this is getting so crazy. I don’t read the media and stuff so all I’m getting is through what my friends are telling me. This is what went down.”

Smith then went on to give a detailed anecdote about what exactly went down that led him to be kicked off the plane in Texas:

“I get on the plane, sit down and the lady sits down next to me with a mask on. I said, ‘M’am, why do you feel like you need a mask?’ (She said) ‘Oh, to stay safe.’ I giggled and said, ‘Are you scared of American germs? I believe in herd immunity.’

There was a break in the line so I got up and went to the bathroom and on the way there I mentioned to the flight attendant, ‘I’m not comfortable (sitting) next to someone in a mask.’

That seemed to be the first step in Smith getting kicked off the plane, because things apparently (and obviously) didn’t go well for him after he said that. Even though he tried to defend his stance as he continued:

“And I’m not (comfortable). When I see people in masks, I’m like, ‘What’s up?’ You know? Are they gonna rob me? Are they sick? Are they scared of me and my germs?

It was all innocent. So I come back, I sit down in my chair, on my way to Raleigh, North Carolina…”

I’m not pausing for dramatic effect there. That’s where the video cuts off. In fact, this post below is actually attempt number two at Forrie J. Smith’s “full story,” because when he posted it yesterday, the clip cut off even earlier.

But I think we can all imagine how it went down after he complained about the mask-wearing passenger, and we already know that he was at one point escorted off the plane.

Ironically, you can view a portion of his “full story” below:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock