“Yellowstone” Star Claims He Was Kicked Off Plane For Not Wanting To Sit By Someone Wearing A Mask

Yellowstone star Forrie J. Smith

(Left) Forrie J. Smith / Instagram / (Right) Yellowstone / Facebook

Yellowstone Star Forrie J. Smith Says He Was Kicked Off A Flight After Refusing To Sit Next To Another Passenger Wearing A Mask

Yellowstone star Forrie J. Smith shared a video on social media detailing what happened when he refused to sit next to someone wearing a mask on his flight.

Smith has played the ranch hand Lloyd Pierce across Yellowstone‘s five seasons. He and the rest of the cast are waiting to film the second half of Season 5, which is scheduled to kick off in November.

Yellowstone star Forrie J. Smith claims he was kicked off a flight for not wanting to sit by someone wearing a mask
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The fifth season of Yellowstone will be its last. But there are talks of a spinoff series in the works. Some members of the Yellowstone cast may return for the new project.

In the meantime, Smith was traveling around Texas. But the Yellowstone star ran into an issue when he didn’t want to sit by someone wearing a mask on the plane.

Forrie J. Smith Uploads Video About Incident At The Airport

On Saturday (March 23), Smith uploaded a video claiming he was just kicked off his flight. The actor explained what happened, saying:

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

Smith went on to explain that he had a few drinks before boarding his flight, but maintained he wasn’t drunk:

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 bulls— 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.”

Smith was previously unable to attend the 2022 SAG Awards because he didn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. He told his fans:

“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 no offense to anyone. It’s just my beliefs. I just don’t believe in that stuff. Whatever.”


Yellowstone Star’s Fans React To His Video About The Mask Incident

Responses to Smith’s video about his recent airplane incident were mixed. Some followers stood up for the Yellowstone star, while others said they didn’t understand the problem.

Here are some of the varied reactions to his post:

“Why would you feel uncomfortable sitting next to a masked person?”

“Stand With You Brother.”

“I wore a mask all the time when my mom was on hospice care and traveling back and forth to see her.”

“Rock on brother you’re the man!”

“What if this person was visiting a sick family member and was just being extra safe. Always be kind…. You never know what they might be going through.”

“I 100% agree & I wouldn’t sit next to someone wearing a mask either.”

You can watch Smith’s video about the incident below.