Whoa, Paul Rudd Was (UPDATE: Not) One of the Airport Heroes Who Took Down the Homophobe

The Internet figured it out.

The guy in the sports coat at the back of the scrum is Paul Rudd, the Internet investigated and learned.
The guy in the sports coat at the back of the scrum is Paul Rudd, the Internet investigated and learned.
Photography by Matthew Shelley

You remember the video we posted about late Friday? When I put that item up, the video had a little more than 10,000 views. Now it’s got more than 1.7 million.

Well, turns out that one of the onlookers who rushed to the defense of the man attacked by an antigay bigot at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was Paul Rudd. The actor. You know, this guy. He was probably on a connecting flight from Kansas City.

UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: The Internet appears to have let us all down, folks. Jezebel reports that Rudd’s publicist says it’s not him.

FURTHER UPDATE: NBC 5 confirmed the be-sports-coated man was Ben Kravitz, a brand manager for Dr Pepper Snapple.

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