Report: Former SNL Star Kicked Off Flight After Mask Dispute

Witnesses say Chris Kattan refused to cover his nose
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2021 1:42 PM CDT
Report: Kattan Kicked Off Flight After Mask Dispute
This Feb. 15, 2015 photo shows Chris Kattan at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan was ordered off an American Airlines flight after refusing to wear his mask properly, sources tell TMZ. Witnesses say Kattan was stumbling and seemed ill as he boarded the Dallas/Fort Worth to LAX flight Monday. Other passengers in first class alerted flight attendants, who told him to put on a mask, the sources say. The witnesses say Kattan put one on, but didn't cover his nose and refused repeated requests to pull it up.

He allegedly pleaded with flight attendants not to kick him off the flight but finally left when they warned him their next move would be to call the police, the sources say. Airlines and flight attendant unions have complained about a steep rise in unruly passenger behavior, much of it related to masks, and have asked the FAA to introduce stiffer penalties, CNBC reports. (More Chris Kattan stories.)

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