Good Morning America host Sam Champion went on a lengthy rant on twitter against American Airlines for what he witnessed to be an incident deemed shameful behavior for such a prestigious airlines. The famed weatherman says he was on a flight to New York after a Florida vacation when the airline began removing passengers because the plane was allegedly "too heavy" to fly.
Samuel James "Sam" Champion was born in 1961 and went on to become a weather anchor. He is best known for his combined 25-year career on the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America. He formerly co-anchored: America's Morning Headquarters on The Weather Channel.
Almost 30 tweets were posted by the 54-year-old where he went on angrily flaring against the company for allegedly pulling passengers from their seats and later replacing them with other customers.
The airline quickly responded to the TV personality, apologizing and asking to discuss the matter via direct messaging.
But Champion refused to sort out the inconvenience privately and explained he was "not looking for special treatment."
That wont work! I've seen how ur treating people https://t.co/W3mgQn2uMN— Sam Champion (@SamChampion) May 31, 2016
The airlines then came forward with a public tweet apologizing Champion.
@SamChampion Some adjustments are needing to be made due to developing weather. We're very sorry for any inconvenience.— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) May 31, 2016
This online rage came to an end with a final tweet from the anchorman thanking his followers for the support and promising to keep them updated about the situation.
This media celebrity is married to his husband Rubem Robierb, Champion’s longtime boyfriend. Before his wedding, rumors of him being gay were in the news long ago when he was linked to former baseball player Mike Piazza.
But in 2002 Piazza cleared the buzz out in a press conference saying that he would never have an affair with a man because he was not gay.
Through his career in weather casting, he has earned a net worth of an estimated $10 million.