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'Bag Nazi' airline attendant becomes toast of online community

By Nairita Das
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New York, Aug 11 (ANI): JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater has apparently become the toast of the online community after he abused a passenger during a flight.

After being hit on the head by a rude passenger's luggage, Slater called her a "f*cking assh**e" over his plane's public address system before grabbing two beers and exiting on an emergency slide.

The 39-year-old seems to receive overwhelming support from the online community; with one Facebook page already gaining over 70,000 fans just a day after the incident occurred, reports the New York Daily News.

His story was apparently the number one trending topic on Twitter this morning.

While 'I hate the m-----f----r who called Steven Slater a m----- f----r' has perhaps the most colorful name of all the Steven Slater Facebook fan pages, and there are even a Steven Slater fan page in Spanish and in French, 'Steven Slater' is the largest fan page in support of the stressed-out steward.

'Steven Slater' is literally gaining more followers by the minute. As of 9:00pm on Tuesday, nearly 62,000 people had 'liked' the page, and hundreds had used the page's wall to voice their support for the Internet's newest hero.

Many of Slater's fans appeared to be familiar with the trials and tribulations of customer service-oriented careers.

Dayna Morley of Toronto, Canada wrote, "Steven you are awesome! I work as a Flight Attendant as well and you are my hero. We're all giving you props here in our crew room this morning."

Oklahoma City resident Kyle Terry created the 'Steven Slater' Facebook fan page.

Terry said it was "a defining point in why I feel strongly in support of Steven's actions."

Slater is scheduled to appear in court to face charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, and trespassing. (ANI)

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