Jonathan Rhys Meyers used racial slur

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 17, 2010 | 12 Comments

Jonathan Rhys Meyers made a racial slur when he was banned from boarding a plane.  The Irish actor — who has checked into rehab for alcoholism on several occasions — reportedly used the derogatory term when officials intervened and stopped him from boarding a United Airlines flight at John F. Kennedy airport in New York because he was drunk.  An airline employee has confirmed to that the 32-year-old star used the “n”-word when he was told he couldn’t board the morning flight to Los Angeles. It is not yet known whether he was aiming the racial abuse at a specific individual. An official from the airport confirmed that Jonathan had been “pounding drinks” in the first class lounge, even though it was only 7 am, but became “out of control” and was refused entry. They were unable to elaborate any further on the report because of passenger privacy laws, but it is believed he has received a life ban from travelling with United Airlines.  This is not the first time Jonathan has got into trouble before embarking on a flight. Last year, he was arrested at a bar in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport for reportedly challenging police to a fight. He was also arrested in Ireland in November 2007 for drunkenly arguing with airport staff, only seven months after checking into rehab for the second time.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Kevin • May 17, 2010 @ 6:11 PM

    who is this guy?

  2. J.B. • May 17, 2010 @ 8:07 PM

    OMFG!!! A ‘white’ guy used a racial slur! What about the hundreds (and thousands) of non-white guys that say them more times in a single 3-minute song than the majority of people use in a year. Here’s an idea for the press, if there isn’t anything to report that is ‘News-worthy’ don’t report anything!

  3. Leelou • May 18, 2010 @ 2:48 AM

    John is one of the hottest men of my time. That’s all I have to say. He blows my mind to bits, to the point where I have to pick up the gray matter off the floor.

  4. Dante • May 18, 2010 @ 8:50 AM

    I don’t care if this guy is hot or a celebrity! He’s a f*cking drunk stupid a*shole! Of course you wouldn’t care if a white celebrity used a racial slur! Almost everyone forgivable, but yet only on the news and newspapers whenever there’s a crime it’s always about non-Caucasian people! You stupid F*CKING STERO TYPES!

  5. Andrea • May 18, 2010 @ 9:23 AM

    He’s so ugly I can’t even watch anything he’s in.

  6. Johnny • May 18, 2010 @ 2:19 PM

    I love the photo they used for this article, its a Grey Goose add with a bottle of Vodka behind him, probably an empty one too, he looks smashed! He definately has a drinking problem and this guy needs to clean up his act before it kills him.

  7. mandee • May 19, 2010 @ 9:40 AM

    dante, calm down. also what do you mean “whenever theres a crime its always about non-Caucasian people!” ??? there are plenty of white people that break the law, did you find roman polanski to be “non-Caucasian”? or how about charlie sheen? how about any of the others that beat their wives, rob stores, rape children, drink and drive (i cant really think of names for the rest of these things because i dont personally care, but for drunk driving, the kid from the sixth sense)no one is sitting here saying that white people arent just as bad as the other races.

    now, on the topic at hand. i dont CARE what these people say in their songs or to one another. but, i also dont see why that word is such a big deal. people can call caucasian people white trash, honkeys and other names and its not posted in the news left right and center. as far as im concerned people are just trying to make this guy look bad, which they are succeeding in doing. should he have been drinking at 7am? of course not, should be be doing all these other bad things hes doing? nope, BUT some people do these things as a cry for help, maybe he is lonely and needs the attention. either way, he needs to go into rehab and get a handle on this alcoholism business.

    one more thing, i really have no idea who he is either. anyone have any movies or anything he was in that they can tell me about?

  8. Johnny • May 19, 2010 @ 10:50 AM

    He currently stars in the TV Show The Tudors where he plays King Henry 8th, sorry my roman numerial skills are poor.
    He has also been in many movies; Mission Impossible III, Match Point (Wooden Allen movie) and Bend it Like Beckham.

  9. jane • May 19, 2010 @ 3:41 PM

    He was also in August Rush, which is an amazing movie.

  10. mandee • May 19, 2010 @ 8:54 PM

    hmm, no i havent saw any of those.

  11. gypsy • May 19, 2010 @ 9:57 PM

    Mandee,if you can rent August Rush it is a really amazing movie!I really think you’d like it.It should be on TV pretty soon,if you see it,let me know if you enjoyed watching it!!Take Care!

  12. mandee • May 20, 2010 @ 11:30 AM

    i will watch for it when it comes out on tv. 🙂 i havent really had money to rent movies lately! i didnt even end up seeing nightmare on elm street 🙁 yet.

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