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Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero Talk About That Peacock Who Tried to Get on a Flight

United Airlines rejected Dexter, a Bushwick-based emotional support animal, from flying the friendly skies.

United Airlines often makes headlines for its various scandals throughout the years, but its most recent controversy is its most perplexing yet. The airline recently refused to let a peacock board a flight out of Newark after a passenger tried to bring the bird on as her emotional support animal.

It didn't take long before the scandal hit various local news outlets, but VICE delved a little deeper into the bizarre story. Apparently, the peacock's name is Dexter, and his owner is a Bushwick-based performance artist who's now driving the bird cross-country to LA. Oh, and the bird has a fire Instagram account.

On the latest episode of Desus & Mero, the hosts stalked Dexter's IG and talked about the bird's colorful owner.

Clarification 2/15/2018: The performance art piece beginning at 3:02 in the above video is a project titled “Hungry,” by the artist KS Brewer.

You can watch the latest episode of Desus & Mero for free online now, and be sure to catch new episodes weeknights at 11 PM on VICELAND.