Perez Hilton is in strong support of Steve Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who had a major meltdown after arguing with a passenger. Slater allegedly cursed out the entire plane over the intercom, grabbed a beer and then escaped by deploying the emergency evacuation chute.
He's since been charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, but Hilton considers him "an icon," he said on 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).
Jimmy Fallon asked why Slater has become an American hero of sorts. Hilton replied, "Because so many people have dreamt of having a moment like that -- that big 'F You' to your employers, and you're just so fed up you can't take it anymore."
In honor of Slater's unique resignation, Hilton starred in a dramatization of the event. Dressed in a JetBlue uniform and standing in an airplane aisle, he ranted over the PA. "I tried to put her suitcase back into the overhead bin and she hit me with it in the face. Now I'm bleeding from the forehead and I'm seeing red. Very angry -- I'm talking full-on Double Rainbow of rage!" He proceeded with the expletive-laden speech. Very informative, Perez, thanks. Wonder if they'll use it as evidence in court.