A United Airlines flight attendant allegedly shares an encounter onboard with Jennifer Lopez that, if true, reflects very poorly on the popular actress.
United Airlines Flight Attendant Says Jennifer Lopez Is A Jerk
Money and fame go to people’s heads, often in the worst possible way. One United Airlines flight attendant shares an encounter he had with Jennifer Lopez on a flight:
“I just said, ‘What can I get you to drink?’ But Jennifer refused to even acknowledge me. She turned her head away and told her personal assistant, ‘Please tell him I’d like a Diet Coke and lime.’ She wouldn’t even look at me. It was sad, she seems so sweet in her movies.”
Is that the response you get for asking a “celebrity” what she would like to drink? What a jerk.
And apparently, this is hardly a new thing for Lopez.
“The incident narrated by the flight attendant is not the first case of the Marry Me actress behaving this way. There have been instances in the past when Jennifer Lopez was impolite and even got staff fired. A German hotel maid once asked the celebrity for an autograph back in 2012 as she was a big fan. Not only was she allegedly, outright denied, the actress even complained about her to the cleaning company and got her fired. In another event, she fired dancers based on their astrological signs. During an audition, the singer allegedly asked all the Virgos to raise their hands. She then cold-heartedly made them leave after making them wait for the whole day.”
Of course, a maid asking JLo for her autograph (which is understandable but unprofessional) is quite a bit different than a flight attendant trying to do his job and offer her a drink.
Anyone who cannot be bothered to show common courtesy, like looking a flight attendant in the eye, is not worthy of respect, regardless of their beauty or acting skills. Next time, she should jsut fly private…
Going back to my coverage of the Queen, society gravitates towards celebrities because it is embedded in human nature to look up to someone. But you’d be quite wise to avoid looking up to Jennifer Lopez if the account above is true. That is not someone worthy of respect.
(image: Instagram/Alex Rodriguez // H/T: C Boarding Group)
South Park even made fun of her for being rude to people almost 20 years ago. This isn’t really new.
First time I’ve heard of it. I always thought she was really pretty and a good actress, but this really makes me dislike her.
It is like that for celebrities. I only knew of this because my friends and I would hang out at JB Liquor store (my friends’ parents owned this store and it was close to our houses growing up in Southside Chicago) after school, and there were those tabloids of celebrities misbehaving or being rude and JLo was always on the front cover every now and then near the cashier. We also would watch South Park because it always aired before a black comedian standup special on Comedy Central, so when this episode first aired, it was gold to us.
I wouldn’t say that, I’ve met a few celebrities over the years and while a couple have been quirky they’ve generally been gracious. (I’m not the sort to hound for autographs though so maybe that helps?)
Never judge a book by its cover…….even a pretty one
So disappointing . Her behavior to do this was so unexpected. Adios chica. Hope your beautiful children don’t follow this behavior.
That’s not new she has a reputation for doing this kind of stuff for years.
South Park made some episodes talking about it and making fun of her.
Real pretty???0she is nothing but average looking, take off all the make-up and she is nothing but plain Jane, wouldn’t give her a first look. Obviously she is also a rude stuck up snob. Have never seen any movie with her in it, don’t see the point.
She wears animal fur.. This isn’t the first time I heard her being rude to people.. One can just look at her and tell whst kindof person she truly is
Jolo always had a nasty attitude, why do u think they call her jho,she is a fake and I would never put a dime in any thing she do,I know she wouldn’t care and that fine,but as the old saying,just like u got it u can lose it,this may explain all the different men she had and left her,she is a joke.
That South Park skit was racist and disgusting. If you took that or any South Park skit as accuracy that’s on you.
All I said that South Park satire on JLo’s rudeness was accurate not anything else. Actually read what I said instead of trying do some virtue signaling on this black man.
This is not a JLo isolated behavior. It’s common cultural trait in many countries for the wealthy to avoid public social interactions with the help or inferior classes. I see it on TV shows from Turkiye,México,Brasil and so forth.
If you want to look up to a celebrity then look up to Keanu Reeves. The man is probably the only one in Hollywood you could look up.
Yes yes Ty for mentioning him.
And if she was in need of medical attention, that flight attendant would be the one saving her ass! I makes no difference who you are or how much money you make. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
Ms. Lopez when on tour has been known to travel with her own mattresses, pillows, linens, towels, etc. Flown in days before her arrival at 5 star hotels and have all the hotel goods sent to storage. She has several sets of each in order to get these things moved in advance of her arrivals for concerts, etc.
When you have the cash to support such a lifestyle, I suppose it’s fine, but it struck me as beyond entitled when I first learned of it from a very very reliable source.
It’s not like we see any criticism of members of various royal families that engage in that type of conduct. I wonder whether that is because they don’t do that sort of thing or because they make sure that word doesn’t get out.
I don’t think it happens. In the case of the British Royal family, William and Harry have been pictured flying economy class.
Maybe Harry flew coach years ago, but the Duchess of Montecito would never stoop so low now. Lately, they seem to be flying private jet much more, especially when the event is a lecture on climate change. How Meghan must have hated that the old woman took the attention from her and what’s his name on their I-Love-Me tour in Europe.
Respect is earned. Celebrities have assistants for a reason! They don’t want to be bothered.
There are stories like that going around about the new head of state for the UK. I don’t have first-hand information, but people in the know have assured me that the Scandinavian royals are all very down-to-earth, I hear less good things about the Dutch ones- and on another level, of course, you have our friends in the Arabian peninsula [who still don’t seem to attract too much media attention].
If this is true about Jennifer?… I look forward to her world crashing and the rest of us ignoring her. She is pathetic to be relying on her millions to breeze through life unscathed. Life catches up with everyone.
A small detail, Matthew: your first line is that the FA “allegedly shares an encounter with”…
I’m not a lawyer but shouldn’t it read that he “shares an alleged encounter”?
There is no doubt that he is sharing the story; what’s uncertain is the encounter.
Good grief…a grammar policeman.
When the public’s adulation reaches a point where the celebrity mistakes themselves for a deity, this type of behaviour becomes quite common. I’m also left wondering what happened to her private jet to make her fly commercial?
“where the celebrity mistakes themselves for a deity”
Except they realize the behavior cannot be made public which is why you only hear rumors in hushed voices. The devil that protects the evil is the “free” press that kills stories or makes up one through innuendo( this blog post is a perfect example.)
A friend of mine’s daughter worked as an assistant for Ben Affleck on a film recently and she said both JLo and Affleck were total jerks. Jlo would not even acknowledge anyone on the set except Affleck when she would come by to visit, and Affleck regularly yelled at his assistants, set help, and even flicked his cigarette butt at my friend’s daughter once when he was mad.
I’m more interested in why she had to fly commercial. And also what route.
Real headline: Jennifer Lopez too broke to fly private.
Another example of a so called celebrity feeling “entitled” when in reality why should they be
Slow news day + content needed for the site = this article.
No, Harry and Meghan asking someone to change seats with one of them so their family can all sit together (flying on AA, not BA, of course) while simultaneously a brawl breaks out between an FA and a drunk passenger while the plane diverts due to someone having a nut allergy is gold for you 😉
ROTFL. That would be platinum! 😉
She will probalby have the FA fired for telling this on Social Media!!!
This story is obviously false JLo doesn’t fly commercial. She has her own private plane and so does her husband. And “allegedly” equals no credible source to back it up. Stick to stories about Elizabeth.
I never said how recent it was – it’s unclear to me if true, but the internet is full of stories that on her private jets she insists upon male flight attendants only.
Another notorious horrible person who did the exact same thing to a friend (he was a F/A on TWA ) was Lucille Ball. Rude and mean.
Sadly this is not new celebrity behavior.
I can validate that I heard many horror stories about Lucille Ball from ex-Pan Am FAs.
Don’t tell them to me…
I wss just going to add that Lucille Ball was an incredibly rude passenger on TWA, when I saw you both have already noted it. When asked what she would like to eat, she just turnrd her head to the window. Her travelling companion said “She doesn’t talk to the hired help”. From that gime on, I never watched anything she was in.
I have heard that Aunt Bea from The Andy Griffith Show was a piece of work. If you know what I mean
Card carrying woke hypocrite
Please explain what makes her “woke”
I prefer ‘woke hypocrisy’ any day compared to a Q following fascist moron like yourself. Has that ‘Storm’ hit yet? Grow up coward and move to an authoritative country where you belong. I understand the Russian military has several openings…..you’ll right at home!
Like I said before we are growing and we will replace you.
This sounds like a terroristic threat. Someone alert the FBI.
Why is that trash flying commercial? Plenty of Gulfstreams and Globals for hire to haul her ego.
My wife and I just happened to be at a ceremony in Vegas in 2016, Lopez was there, didn’t speak to anyone but she did wave. She walked within 4 feet of us and she had the worst B.O. I have ever smelled, a mix of rotten eggs and sardines to describe it. My wife almost vomited. Maybe she missed a shower but we laugh every time we see her Perfume, we know how Jennifer smells and it ain’t pretty!
You have to give it to her that she’s a good actress faking as a loveable, down to earth person on camera when in real life she’s a condescending, mean and rude woman. You’d think growing up poor in Bronx would humble her…….
Right. I don’t know if this account is true or how old it is (since she seems to fly private jets most of the time), but it would be a particular shame if true for exactly the reason you describe.
Why do people that are not going to have any more kids and that clearly don’t need to wait for the marriage to get laid, marry? In other words why did she and her new husband get married?
There is no place for marriage in a modern society. The christan/religious belief of marriage and the legal cover it is granted by putting some special protections only on that relationship needs to be diluted. And all the brainwashing that magazines do about gushing over weddings needs to stop. If we are going to push tradition then jennifer Lopez needs to be in the kitchen and only allowed to come out to pretend being a rich socialite at pretentious parties like charity events or some such.
She got that habit from this guy…..
25 years ago my colleague who was a ground engineer arrives on the flight deck of a British Airways 747 200 in Auckland to tell the skipper he’s good to go after a maintenance log issue.
He says “Skipper you’re good to go I’ve signed the dispatch release.” The captain says “First officer, tell the flight engineer to tell the ground engineer that the log book is to be inspected by the flight engineer”. Complete jerk!
Not the first celebrity to act this way. These are modern day royals. I’ve met famous people who were down to earth but so many look down on “the help.” There is a certain America’s sweetheart from the 80’s and 90’s that had in her reservation we weren’t to look at her. I guess they were doing us a favor from not noticing all the plastic surgery that didn’t age well.
People need to stop thinking they know celebrities just because they seem friendly on interviews.
The best is when a YouTuber, reality star, or tiktoker act like I should give an f who they are. They’re almost worse or just another same level of awful but different.
If these tales of JoLo are true, “Jenny from the block” has quickly forgotten where she came from,… the South Bronx.
When I worked in customer service we always said, “you can take the girl out of the ghetto but you can’t take ghetto out of the girl.”
I met Jon Voigt on a flight-he was flying first class, and I was flying economy (sadly). As I trundled in, I asked him for his autograph and a picture and he was lovely-agreed to both with a smile. By the way, the dude is huge-I thought he was a short guy in his pictures! So some celebrities are not jerks.
I find it hard to believe that her assistant doesn’t already know her drink order. Seems embellished.
Matthew–What was the point of this article? I mean other than to just be mean and to trash another human being using unverified gossip. It is the of the behavior of an adolescent. I mean even if it is true….it is just bitchy and adds nothing to worthwhile discourse. Humans have become so tiresome. Probably not fair, but I have made a snap judgement as to your character based on this one post, and will be skipping your blog in the future.
Because I know a person who is far more common and just as disdainful to others. Perhaps one person reading this will treat others with a smidgen more kindness as a result of this article. Then it will be worthwhile.
You get more comments when you mention a famous person. in the long run, who cares about “stars” from Hollywood – mostly they’re a bunch of egomaniacs who use sycophants as easy prey.
It appears you are defaming someone for an “alleged” incident which “allegedly” took place at some date which you are ucertain about. (Right. I don’t know if this account is true or how old it is (since she seems to fly private jets most of the time), but it would be a particular shame if true for exactly the reason you describe.) I do not know whether this could be counted as some sort of escape is a defamation suit is brought upon you.
How would your parents feel if they could see how you treat people. Ya, so you are a fighter, but you are fighting for your own selfish means. Good luck Ben.
I am a retired flight attendant and I had the same situation with Dick Clark on my flight. He refused to talk to me when I asked what he would like to drink, and any conversation was conveyed through his wife. Lucille Ball was blacklisted from TWA for throwing coffee on a flight attendant. There are numerous instances of bad behavior by celebrities on flights. I always chose not to work first class whenever there were celebrities on board. It’s a shame it has to be like that!
On the bright side, most ‘stars’ I met while flying were real ‘stars’ in person, too. Some of the ones on my flights who stood out for being friendly, gracious and down to earth were Paul Newman, Christopher Reeves, Bea Arthur, Lenny Henry and Billy Baldwin. In most cases, I was junior and was only in First Class because it was full, coach was not, and the senior FAs bid the back of the plane. When they discovered Paul was on board they wanted to trade.
Women of Color are the most entitled coddled people on the planet.
@Matthew, can you please remove Koggerj´s post. Racism has no place here.
Uncalled for blanket statement and false, in my experience.
You are a creep. As a woman of color I am happy to spit in your face.
In my dating days I would dump a date if she was rude to any service people on our first date.
This is why I send attaboy/girl emails to UA when I have good encounters with FA’s and ground personnel. I’ve been told by people who know that not only do the employees receive them, but they can help balance out the inevitable complaints from completely unreasonable people. That FA obviously didn’t deserve that treatment.
First, it is sad JLO behaved badly like that. She should know better that bad PR is not good for business.
That being said, if you have a comfortable lifestyle and healty finance, you can do with your money whatever you want. If you need to bring your own furnitures, duvets, mattresses, towels etc. than do it.
It is more the envious types who have nothing, react in such an exaggeration and feels to react defensively.
More important be humble and show humility when encountering others and never brag your wealth.
If not JLO, I’m sure there are other celebrities and non-celebrities who act that way. No crew member should ever be treated in such a manner period. As someone who is lucky to fly a lot and visit places around the world for work and play, I rarely recognize celebrities of any kind. Once there was a celebrity chef on my flight and he couldn’t have been nicer to the crew and the other pax who were lining up in the aisle to get his autograph. I don’t remember who he was but it was nice to see how gracious he was. And another time there was a movie actor who’s “blockbuster” had just been released, apparently. He was very low-key but extremely nice and thanked the cabin crew over and over. (Sorry, I don’t know who he was…man, I guess I am pretty bad at this celebrity stuff.) My rule is to always smile and say “please” and “thank you” and write a note to UA’s global desk after every flight with a compliment of some kind about that specific flight/crew. We’re so quick to point out the bad DYKWIA* behavior but not so quick to point out those benevolent moments that can make someone’s day a little brighter. *DYKWIA = Don’t You Know Who I Am?
Typical elitist behavior which. Main Street America and the working class have no use for such people.
I was a Flight Attendant for a major airline. Years ago I had Jennifer Hudson on a flight coming from Beijing. When I welcomed her to the flight, she looked at me up and down and walked away. Also, I was not allowed to talk to her during the service. Which made my job easier, one less person to serve. She took selfies of her self the whole flight. You can’t by class.
It’s true. I know someone that interviewed her in a Spanish channel. She did not acknowledge her either. She is far from humble. She will not talk to u unless ur somebody.
She is nice to her makeup artists and hairstylists though i have heard that . I live in los angeles. Met a makeup artist guy that did her makeup on a tv show. He said she was a fun person. I also doubt that a flight attendant would make that up as he can be sued and lose his job so who knows what happened it is one side of a story
Honestly I don’t know any songs or any of her music. She always seemed like an insecure performer by her multiple partner choices though. Kind of sad she’s trying so hard to recapture her youth fairy tale life that never happened. Why can’t these wealthy people get competent mental health care for their over inflated sense of importance?!
I’ve never heard of tis so called celebrity but, seems like a great candidate for banishment to Greenland along with a the people who drive slow in the left lane. That’d make America great again.
The same thing happened to my aunt with a different actress back in 1981 when she was a cocktail server. All celebrities though do not act this way i met a few very nice ones. However it does happen sometimes and also sometimes a man celebrity cam act like he is entitled to any woman he wants to have. I have seen that happen also. This is not only with celebrities, as sometimes wealthy people are similar and some but not all can look down at others as though they are better than them. Like i said a few but not all. A career , a job, or money does not make one person better than another and if our society thinks this way then our society is going down a dark path.
The last line of your article has a typo I believe it was supposed to say next time she should JUST fly private.. if that’s is what it is meant to say “Just” is spelled incorrectly.
Karma is a bitch JLo . That’s why you can’t keep a marriage on good terms because of your selfish ignorance and spoiled lifestyle. You can have all the money in the world but you can’t ever buy love, happiness and life. Remember you are not in control the man above is.☝
This is so true with most, not all that feel entitled because of status and wealth. Sometimes they forget who put them there.
I remember reading that even my beloved Lucille Ball pulled this crap on FAs. There is no excuse or justification for that behavior… bad enough when the assistant answers for her because s/he already knows the answer. Unforgivable when the “star” will only speak to her own hired help.
It’s all our fault for putting actors on pedestals. How quickly they fall when the fans they depend on for their fame wise up, stop being entertained by their reprehensible behavior, and treat their films like the drivel they mostly are.
If she was as “big” as she thinks she is, she’d be flying private. She’s a poseur arriviste who has stayed in the limelight notwithstanding poor films and worse songs by her never-ending very public rotation of husbands, lovers, BFs and whatever.
Ban her from United. Let her fly Frontier.
Seems JLo(really low) wants to mimic real celebrity royalty.Decades ago I heard of a similar incident about Lucille Ball.FA gushing what a pleasure to have you onboard,etc.Ball turns to her assistant and says”will you tell this young lady I don’t speak directly to the help”.I personally have had some nice conversations with Tuesday Weld,Alexander Godunov,Donald O Connor,all greater stars than JLo,in the bigger picture.
Long time Flight Attendant here. All time greatest, most gracious fun celebrity was Anson Williams, Potsie from the Happy Days tv show. Not just nice to the crew, but the whole Business Class section felt like a party. The passengers all loved him. Great guy.
All time biggest jerk. Tie. Carl Yaztrezemski, has-been baseball jock and Morning Joe Scarborough. Total d-bags.