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Video: Usher screamed at for parking in handicapped spot

AP photo

AP photo

O O O O O O O Oh my gosh would you look at this video TMZ has posted starring Usher and a woman who seems fairly hysterical that he parked in a handicapped spot.

The incident apparently occurred at the Little Five Points Halloween costume parade, which explains why Elvis is on the scene.

Ursh didn’t stick around long (can you blame him?) and from what we’re able to overhear in the clip, people seem more concerned about the woman’s antics than Usher’s parking place. (We of course do not endorse parking in handicapped spots if you’re not handicapped. It’s wrong. Don’t do it.)

Team Usher isn’t commenting.

In happier news the R&B star was a hit at his kids’ preschool class. He has posted some really cute pictures on his Twitter feed. “They loved me!” he tweeted.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

179 comments Add your comment

Pebblebeach

October 28th, 2011
9:25 am

Shame on you Usher….

carla roqs

October 28th, 2011
10:24 am

how could you, Usher??

Jeffie Jeff

October 28th, 2011
10:40 am

I wish ajc had more news on it

Bert

October 28th, 2011
10:41 am

Usher is a piece of sh*t

bubba

October 28th, 2011
10:44 am

another one thinks he’s above the law. This guy portrays “Mr. Wonderful” he’s really an a$$hole.

who cares

October 28th, 2011
10:46 am

this is not news

Bob from Accounttemps

October 28th, 2011
10:47 am

Alcohol does seem to drop inhibitions — as for Usher, it was an SUV/limo – how does anyone know that the driver didn’t just stand with the car temporarily while Usher made his appearance?

everydayjane

October 28th, 2011
10:48 am

Usher was in the wrong for parking in a handicap spot – hands down. This Pilgrim lady was definitely in the wrong. It would be historically funny because Elvis stepped in. However, her comment “you don’t belong here” bothers me…..

who cares

October 28th, 2011
10:50 am

People go back to your average life and stop cursing this man. You do not know him.
I see lots of people parking in these spots with their fake handicap tag on the rearview mirror, I think it i wrong but no one post it. Post a video of them and see who would care.

PLEASE
LIFE get ONE

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
10:52 am

Enter your comments here

back2bama

October 28th, 2011
10:53 am

Enter your comments here

Stonethrower

October 28th, 2011
10:54 am

What I want to know is why were the comments closed for the Paula Dean/Michelle Obama post?

MP

October 28th, 2011
10:54 am

There’s a role model for ya’.

Peachlady

October 28th, 2011
11:00 am

Any person that is not handicapped who intentionally and falsely represents itself in order to get such a permit – a fine of not less than $ 100 but not more than $ 500 dollars and the vehicle may be towed away. Any person that parks in the parking space designated for persons with disabilities when not entitled to it – a misdemeanor and the vehicle may be towed away.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2007/rpt/2007-R-0007.htm

back2bama

October 28th, 2011
11:00 am

Usher was wrong! I bet if it were Justin Timberlake and a crazy black women yelled at him like a loud mouth drunk idiot she would have been arrested. I am so sick of this double standard “BS” and putting her hands on a stranger about a parking space as if she the parking lot police.

Light

October 28th, 2011
11:02 am

He shouldn’t have done it but there are far worse things that he could have done for someone to go off on him. If he wasn’t a celeb the woman probably wouldn’t have approached him. Get over it. He’s the same celeb who stopped on a freeway to help a woman in a burning vehicle. Now what other celeb do you know would have done that. Stop being so hypocritical and acting like you all have never done something illegal while driving and just was not caught.

carla roqs

October 28th, 2011
11:02 am

stonethrower- i was a bit upset about that one as well, especially with those unreal poll requests. but jennifer knew that would blow up and just closed it to keep things from getting messy. (’cause you know i just HAD to ask her>)

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
11:03 am

Celebrities are NOT role models, people!! Did you ALL not see what I saw on the video…! This woman thought it was her duty to ATTACK Usher…!!! ATTACK, not just scream, but ATTACK. Then her comment was very disturbing!! You and I see many, many people park their cars in handicap. I see 2-door Porche parked in a handicap, here in Buckhead…no ATTACKS. Can you imagine the conversation, that husband had with her in the car, when they were suppose to had gone out and had FUN!!! Just think about it!!!

bob

October 28th, 2011
11:03 am

Come on people, quit acting like you’ve never been in a hurry and parked in a handicap?? @Pebblebeach and @carla roqs, please tell me you’re being sarcastic….

FJ10

October 28th, 2011
11:10 am

She was screaming at him “You don’t belong here” nice….real nice. The handicapped people in little 5 apparently come out of the bars.

UMHM

October 28th, 2011
11:15 am

Usher thinks he is entitled to do whatever he wants. This is how rich people act. The rules do not apply to them.

Don't Tread

October 28th, 2011
11:15 am

Mental handicaps don’t count, Usher.

carla roqs

October 28th, 2011
11:16 am

i meant poll results, not requests. @300yrsofpayback: wish i were as intelligent as you are…NOT.

Mike Francis

October 28th, 2011
11:18 am

Usher would be a better weatherman then me

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
11:18 am

To all commenting, do not reply to the ignorant remark from 3YOFP. Let’s continue to comment with intelligence,3YOFP doesn’t have that capability.

notaracist

October 28th, 2011
11:19 am

Usher was clearly wrong for parking in a handicapped parking space. However, I am more bothered with this woman’s behavior. She clearly put her hands on Usher, and that also is illegal. She is lucky,he did not have a body guard with him. She is even luckier, Usher, obviously does not hit women. Some others would have laid her out flat. And I wont even mention her poor child.

markie mark

October 28th, 2011
11:22 am

bob – not only no, but hell no. I have terrible arthritis in both knees, and would like a sticker….but you have to swear in an affidavit that you cannot walk something like 50 yards (I checked into it with my internist)….the problem is I CAN walk this far, just some days its painful as hell. So to have you act like its not big deal? If your not handicapped and dont walk it pain….if probably isnt. Man, what character you show…..

markie mark

October 28th, 2011
11:23 am

thats “if your not handicapped and dont walk in pain….it probably isn’t.”

Rickster

October 28th, 2011
11:23 am

As the father of a special needs child… I can speak from personal experience how vital it is that these spaces be left open for those who truly need it.

The behavior of both Usher and this woman are inexcusable.

And to Bob… I never use my daughter’s handicap tag to park in a spot when she’s not with me.

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
11:24 am

Parking in handicap spaces is completely WRONG for ALL. But what this lady did, she put her HANDS on an individual as if she was forced to do so. She wasn’t forced, so what does she tell her SON. The Lady, “Hey Son, this is how YOU should act in public. You hit a person when you don’t like something…” If anyone knows who this lady is, please let her know, she doesn’t represent us MOTHERS at all. In fact, she may need a few extra, extra classes:-)

markie mark

October 28th, 2011
11:27 am

and to those of you slamming “300 years of payback”…well, I have to say I see the same thing at my office building in the Powers Ferry area……racist? not trying to be….but it is an observation I have made and it irritates me that I walk across a parking while someone who parks in a handicap zone walks twice as fast as I do to get in the building…..

Rickster

October 28th, 2011
11:27 am

Usher should be cited for parking in a handicapped spot.

The woman should be charged with assault.

Leah

October 28th, 2011
11:30 am

He also doesn’t tip. When my husband was working at Cracker Barrel, Usher came in with a group and left absolutely NOTHING for the waitress as a tip. She was one of the best ones there and gave his group excellent service, so there was no excuse for the snubbing. Jerk.

voteforcainbecauseheisblack

October 28th, 2011
11:30 am

sorry proud2b, cannot help you. intelligence is absence here: AAs are historically owed, 300yop, by idiots like you who constantly blame everything stupid on every AA that you see. that is why we are going to put cain in office, payback galore!!!!

Mike in Marietta

October 28th, 2011
11:35 am

He is an impotent man and should not have to walk more than 25 feet to get to his destination.

jj

October 28th, 2011
11:36 am

can someone explain to me why there isn’t an occupy Hollywood movement. Talk about people making tons of money and thinking they are above the law…..

cookie19

October 28th, 2011
11:37 am

Wow. I’m giving Usher the benefit of the doubt because this article does not state if he was driving. He may have thought he was just going to be 2 to 5 seconds inside and be on his merry little way. The lady clearly had nothing else to do and nowhere else to be to act so immaturely. She could have approached him in a much more tolerable manner. She pulled the “a@@hle” card.

Tow Those Cars

October 28th, 2011
11:39 am

When I see it happen at my place of work, I let the building security know. I’ve even seen a car towed.

Hope that space was worth the $300 to get your car back………..lol

cg

October 28th, 2011
11:43 am

People like him think theirs doesn’t stink. Privileged piece of crap. It’s the public’s fault for elevating these stooges to the level that they are on. So really, the entire public are handicapped, mentally, they deserve the spot!

whatdoiknow

October 28th, 2011
11:47 am

The AJC and government education go hand in hand.

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
11:47 am

What do you ALL think about senior citizens, who receives a handicap parking decal because they just reached 65 on their birthday? Is it fair, that this same 65 yrs old runs with me daily on our morning route (sometimes faster than me) and exercises daily for her Swimming team. Is it really fair that she can park in the handicap and I can’t (younger than 40)? This is all from your GOVERNMENT, not mine (Canadian).

Slowcume

October 28th, 2011
11:49 am

“What I want to know is why were the comments closed for the Paula Dean/Michelle Obama post?”

Because Michelle is a Pretender and the AJC wants to protect her from folks that are Pretender Haters.

lesliemd

October 28th, 2011
11:53 am

I can’t believe all the people who are excusing Usher or his driver for this. It’s appalling that some “celebrity” thinks he’s better than anyone else that he has the right to park in a handicap spot. My sister has 2 children who are severely handicapped, and she has not been able to park in these spots on many occasions because of selfish, capable people who can’t walk a few extra feet. they should be grateful they can do so.
The police should go after him and fine him – there is photographic proof he broke the law. Have lost respect for such a callous person.

Ms MJ

October 28th, 2011
11:56 am

That chick is lucky that wasn’t me. I would have laid her out flat had she put her hands on me. I’m just sayin’…..

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
11:58 am

lesliemd…really? Really, your comment alone…bring doubts. Can’t “she has not been able to park in these spots…” Target alone, dedicates the whole front area for handicap, as such your Sister may need. I would hope at bars (no more than 4 dedicated spaces), your sister’s children wouldn’t be needed.

um

October 28th, 2011
11:59 am

Well it is by the Star Bar. No surprise she is yelling you don’t belong here.

notaracist

October 28th, 2011
12:01 pm

@lesliemd While there is video proof that Usher broke the law by parking in a parking space that is clearly meant for those who are disabled. That same video also shows him being assaulted. Keeping everything fair, Usher should pay what ever the fine is and the lady should be arrested for assault.

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
12:02 pm

Um…Are you saying because the musicians that play at “Star Bar” have no talent. Is the reason why “Usher” shouldn’t be there?

Proud2bMom

October 28th, 2011
12:07 pm

notaracist…I agree 100% However, that lady really urked me and if I was on the judge, I would throw the book at her. In order to show others, THIS IS NOT HOW TO HANDLE MATTERS that may concern YOU!!! People like her thinks they can go around and “touch” people without being “touched.” Just like on the Larry David show, he says the same thing.

RenP

October 28th, 2011
12:10 pm

since they have him on tape – can’t he be given a ticket? I mean they had me on tape going throug a red light and didn’t hesitate for a mintute on sending me a ticket in themail!