Jen Selter — the second most influential fitness star in the world — has vowed to never fly American Airlines again after an argument with cabin crew got her kicked off a plane

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  • Fitness influencer Jennifer Selter, known by some of fans as the "belfie queen," has 11.7 million Instagram followers.
  • She was kicked off a New York-bound American Airlines plane after a row erupted with cabin crew.
  • Instagram star shared a series of videos of the ordeal on Twitter.

With 11.7 million Instagram fans, 24-year-old fitness influencer and blogger Jennifer Selter from Long Island has amassed a huge social media following and was recently named the second most influential fitness star in the world by Forbes. 

She has her own blog which offers health and fitness tips and also recently launched an athleisure collaboration. 

Alongside snaps of her workouts, Selter is known for sharing bikini-clad photos of her rear, which has earned her the title "belfie queen" by some fans. 

Just "#Seltering" in Venice 🤷🏻‍♀️ Throwback to this pose, gotta post one up every once in awhile

A post shared by Jen Selter (@jenselter) on Jul 9, 2017 at 8:38pm PDT on

But it appears she was not able to use her influence to diffuse a hostile situation aboard a New York-bound American Airlines plane while travelling with her sister at the weekend, upon which a big argument with cabin crew erupted.

On Saturday, Selter shared a video on Twitter which appears to show a row between her and members of cabin crew after she got out of her seat on board the plane bound for her hometown of New York.

In the video, Selter says the plane has been sat on the tarmac for over two hours. She has since said that she only stood up to stretch and put her jacket away.

In the footage a fellow passenger interjects and appears to try and defend the Instagram star to airline staff.

Things escalate, though, as Selter then posted a video showing police officers aboard the plane, who appear to have come to remove her.

"Just like that, 5 cops coming at me. Worst experience American Air," she captioned the post. One of the officers can be heard saying: "American Airlines calls the shots. They don’t want you to fly on their plane today."

She shared a video having left the plane, captioned: "I did nothing wrong but got kicked off the plane."

Selter posted another video of a passenger, who she says also left the aircraft following the blogger’s mistreatment by cabin crew.

"Here is a video of an innocent passenger who on her own decided to get off the plane based on how badly @AmericanAir treated us all," she said.

According to Page Six, Selter said of the experience: "It was humiliating. They made me feel like a terrible person, and I did nothing wrong."

"I will never ever fly American Airlines again," she added. "I’ve seen cops come onto flights. But they shouldn’t kick people off unless something is actually dangerous."

When contacted by Business Insider for comment, American Airlines said in an emailed statement:

"Ms. Selter was asked to leave the aircraft after a disagreement occurred Saturday night at Miami International Airport (MIA). American offered her hotel accommodations and transportation, which she declined. She flew on American Sunday morning back to New York (LGA) – arriving around 8:30 a.m. ET yesterday morning."

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