SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story
/

OITNB's Danielle Brooks can't believe how she's profiled at the airport

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Was OITNB's Danielle Brooks the victim of casual racism? Twitter says yes

Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks just revealed how she is constantly the victim of casual racism couched in a smile.

Brooks, who plays fan fave Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the hit show, just revealed how airline gate agents insult her on the regular under the guise of making cute conversation — and it's pretty shocking, when you think about it.

More: Whoa, BET Awards, how could you approve such a racist performance?

Now, I am an average white woman with a net worth probably far below that of a successful actress on a TV show, and I have never once received such a comment from an airline employee while flying first class, even when my ticket was a matter of luck due to frequent flyer upgrades. So what's the diff? Brooks is not an average white woman. And Twitter picked up on what Brooks was throwing down immediately.

More: Don't just watch Jesse Williams' BET Awards speech, read it

The Tony-nominated actress was flying to Los Angeles for an appearance on the late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live today. In addition to her role on Orange Is the New Black, she is also playing Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway.

Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black premiered June 17.

More: OITNB's Danielle Brooks inspires with a curvy, shirtless selfie

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Was OITNB's Danielle Brooks the victim of casual racism? Twitter says yes

Comments
Hot
New in Entertainment
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!