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Chris Kattan, Former ‘SNL’ Star,’ Removed From Flight After Refusing to Wear a Mask

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Chris Kattan, a one-time cast member of Saturday Night Live, was ordered off a plane earlier this week. Flight attendants said he refused to pull up his mask.

He was on an American Airline flight from Dallas to Los Angeles when he was warned and told to get off the plane. TMZ said that Kattan was showing symptoms of a head cold and was scaring passengers in first class. While his mask covered his mouth, everyone could see his nose, which was dripping with congestion. TMZ said Kattan sat in first class and that his appearance startled those sitting near him.

Attorney Samuel Joshua Smith, who was hired by Chris Kattan to represent him, released a statement to the media. He said “We strongly deny that Mr. Kattan would ever refuse to wear a mask. Mr. Kattan is fully vaccinated and unequivocally supports CDC guidelines.”

Attorney Said Chris Kattan Had Bad Reaction to Supplements

Smith said: “This past Monday Mr. Kattan was returning to Los Angeles from a successful tour of comedy shows. Unfortunately, Mr. Kattan suffered a strong allergic reaction to supplements he has been taking to treat lingering neck pain from his injury on SNL. This reaction affected his balance and psychological state. The effects also caused him to have trouble breathing.”

Smith said: “Mr. Kattan sends a warning out to all his fans suffering through back and neck injury… “apparently, not all supplements are created equally!”

Smith says Kattan was able to take another plane home to Los Angeles

TMZ described the scene, saying the 50-year-old Kattan stumbled as he walked on the plane. Everyone could see the snot dripping down his face. The passengers informed the flight attendants, who brought over a pile of napkins. Still, Chris Kattan declined to pull up his mask, despite several warnings.

TMZ reported that Kattan tried to pull up his mask, but he’d leave it underneath his nose. Witnesses said Kattan begged to stay on the plane and even asked if the attendants ever saw him on Saturday Night Live. Eventually, he left on his own, without the cops getting involved.

Kattan Best Known for SNL

Chris Kattan probably is best known for his run from 1996-2003 on Saturday Night Live. He also starred in A Night at the Roxbury, where he helped bring the head-bobbing Butabi Brothers to life.

The comedian has several projects that are either being filmed, finished or are in post-production. They include Hassle at the Castle, Kool Selfie, Famous and The Best Worst Christmas Ever

The Chris Kattan incident isn’t a unicorn in the airline industry. Air rage is an issue. The Washington Post chronicled the incidents last month.

“If you talked with some flight attendants, they would certainly say this is the worst we’ve ever seen it,” Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA told the Post.

“It’s pervasive. There is constant conflict on board.”