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EXCLUSIVE: Avatar Star Refused Service At Restaurant, Staff Accused Of Racism

Apr. 25 2010, Published 2:06 p.m. ET

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Avatar star Laz Alonso has accused a restaurant at Los Angeles International Airport of racism, after he was refused service on Saturday morning.

The incensed actor took to his Twitter account and called on his fans to boycott the On The Border Mexican Grill chain.

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Alonso said he was refused service because his driver’s license had expired.

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He Tweeted: “I was just refused food at "On The Border" at terminal 4 at LAX because my divers license expired. But the airline & security let's me fly?”

Then, a friend replied: “DO NOT EAT @ ON THE BORDER PLEASE BOYCOTT !!!! THE EMPLOYEE ARE RACIST PLEASE RT...KEEP IT GOING !!!”

Earlier, Alonso had cleared airport security with the expired license, where he said he had no problems.

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But the trouble later arose inside terminal four.

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“It’s not funny folks,” he Tweeted. “Read between the lines.”

“On The Border” manager Ralph Shen told RadarOnline.com: “We check everybody’s ID when they order drinks, it is the California law.”

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However, Shen added, ID is not required when a patron is just ordering food  - which Laz claimed he was.

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