posted at 18:50
Author: Jessica Plautz
JetBlue bans Internet celebrity after threatening tweets
Matthew Lush, an Internet celebrity who describes himself as "Your new gay best friend", called the carrier on Nov. 25 because he wanted to cancel a non-refundable ticket. JetBlue's customer service said that there would be a fee of $150, but Lush wanted a full refund. Although the service agent offered to lower the fee to $100, Lush was unhappy with that too - and said he would encourage his followers to boycott the airline. Lush has more than 150,000 Twitter followers, and 500,000 YouTube subscribers. The airline's security met Lush at his gate on Saturday. After speaking to him decided to ban him from the flight - and all other JetBlue flights. On Sunday, Lush posted a video to his YouTube account about being banned, saying the airline told him he was a "Physical security threat." In the video, he tells his followers to tweet their support with #BoycottJetBlue. Do you think Lush should have been banned by the airline? Tell us in the comments.

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