Will.i.am and Janet Jackson's bassist accuse Qantas airline of racism

Will.i.am and Janet Jackson's bassist accuse Qantas airline of racism

- Two high-profile musicians have accused the Qantas airline of racism

- Janet Jackson's bassist, Eric Smith, says he experienced discrimination while flying from Brisbane to Sydney on Saturday

- Black Eyed Peas founding member, will.i.am, said he was also racially profiled on a Qantas plane

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Smith said he was not allowed to take his guitar on the flight, unlike fellow white passengers boarding the same flight.

Smith said he was asked to hand his guitar in and sign a waiver saying the airline would not be responsible for any damages to the instrument.

Smith took to social media to complain that other white passengers were being allowed to enter the plane with their guitars.

Smith, who has also worked with Justin Timerlake and Rihanna, urged his followers to boycott the airline.

Two days ago, musician Will.i.am also put the same airline on blast for alleged racism.

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He tweeted that a flight attendant called the police on him because he didn't respond quickly enough to her instructions.

He said he did not hear her as he had his earphones on.

The Qantas airline has denied Will.i.am's claim that the incident was racially motivated.

The airline is yet to comment on Smith's accusations.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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