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.
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