Emmit Eclass Walker a wealthy black music executive causes havoc after sharing a social media post after a racist white female passenger believed him to be poor.
Emmit Eclass Walker a 37 year old black music executive has caused havoc for one female traveler after taking to social media to express his chagrin after the passenger cut him line because she didn’t believe he was a priority passenger.
Matters came to the fore, Tuesday, as Emmit Walker was waiting to board a plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in DC bound for the Dominican Republic. He had booked the trip on account of his birthday that Tuesday. At the time, the music entrepreneur was waiting in the priority boarding queue when the unidentified ‘white woman’ behind him tried cutting into his place in line.
It was a move the female passenger would unwittingly come to regret as the Gudda Musik Recording Studio executive took to posting the ensuing ‘interaction’ he had with the woman along with her photo, on social media.
At the time, Walker took offense to the suggestion that as a black man he couldn’t afford the fees involved flying priority class.
Yes it might be true that there are disproportionate amount of minorities who can’t afford the trappings of the primarily white heeled consumer, but assuming and acting on such notions probably isn’t the wisest move. Not in front of Emmit Eclass Walker at least.
Walker’s ensuing post would go viral, (since shared 249K times) but in retrospect, Walker now regrets having made the slight public given the dressing down the female passenger would end up receiving reported the dailymail. Something in today’s heightened aroma of political correctness which was bound to get a vicious response (which it did).
In essence ensuring that what might have remained a low key situation (agreeably tasteless) would end up being read by every tabloid junkie in America. Which one supposes is what Walker may have really wanted?
Emmit Eclass Walker: ‘Excuse me but I’m a nixxa with money!’
Wrote Walker on Facebook of the exchange between himself and the woman:
‘Her: excuse me I believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru. This line is for priority boarding.
Me: priority meaning first class correct?
Her: Yes…now excuse me they will call y’all after we board.
Me: *shove first class priority boarding pass in her face* you can relax ma’am I’m in the right spot, been here longer, so you can board after me.
Her: *still won’t let It go* he must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait.
Me: nope to big to ever be in anybodies military. I’m just a n**** with money.
Everybody waiting in line: starts to clap.’
It was soon off to the horses, with the executive’s post going viral and the white female passenger being publicly shamed for her presumption and being branded a racist. Something Walker a day later now regrets.
Emmit Eclass Walker: ‘In retrospect it brought me no joy publicly shaming the racist white cxnt’
Wrote the man in an ensuing post, ‘When I posted that post on Facebook i didn’t expect all that to come from it. I can honestly name the four or five people i thought would comment with something funny, and that will be it. This racist stuff is definitely a issue but this is not the solution to that issue.’
Adding, ‘It brings me no joy waking up in paradise to for my 37 bday and knowing that woman might be going threw hell. The story was definitely real, just like this issue is definitely real, but I now know that I myself should of handled it another way, or left it how it was, and not shared it publicly.’
‘When dealing with people i always try to stay on the side of Right, so to make sure I never do anybody wrong, I try to always put myself in that persons shoes, and ask how would I feel if that person did this to me, and if I was her this morning I would be a total wreak today, and that doesn’t help this situation, or her…it only makes them more angry, and bring more drama…SO I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE AGAIN TO THE WOMAN I HAD THIS ENCOUNTER WITH YESTERDAY. NO MATTER HOW WRONG YOUR ACTIONS YOU DON’T DESERVE THIS,‘
Walker tagged several people in the post and concluded with: ‘I BELIEVE IF YOU CAN’T HELP NOBODY AT THE VERY LEAST YOU SHOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING TO HURT THEM.’
A lot of people who posted under his apology to the woman, said he had nothing to apologize for, however it was clearly weighing on his conscience.
He said all the people he tagged on Instagram were his biggest followers and he was hoping that he could make his apology go viral as well.
And then there were these sampling of comments from social media that caught this author’s attention, see what you think?
This is what i don’t like and this has to stop. Now people that are close to my lives, and their children lives are being threatened. I DID NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING OF THIS, AND THIS IS NOT THE ANSWER TO ANYTHING. If y’all want to be angry at someone be angry with me for posting it, and direct your hate to me, and not the ones defending my character to the ignorant ones. TO MY PEOPLE THAT IS FIGHTING TO LET PEOPLE KNOW I AM NOT A BAD GUY, I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, BUT I DON’T WANT THIS FOR YOU, AND YOU DON’T DESERVE…PLEASE STOP ? i am ok with people talking negative about me, and then thinking whatever they want to think about me. Long as the people that are close to me know the real me THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS…
Social media reacts to the Emmit Walker fiasco: See what you think?
I really don’t understand this kind of thinking or attitude in people…I cant wrap my head around it. It should never matter how much money you have or what color your skin is. A human being is a human being and we all deserve common courtesy. People like her act as if people other than her are inferior. But her behavior and attitude clearly make her the inferior one.
‘Poorly handled. Why invoke the “n-word” when that feeds directly into that evil woman’s prejudice?! Why not a “BLACK MAN” with money?!’
‘When someone scratches their head and states “ there is no such thing as white privilege” please use this as an example!’
‘I fly a lot and fly first class a lot. I see many people act like this woman not thinking a certain passenger could be in first class – so he¿s not alone.’
‘She deserved to get dragged…'</em