A jejune D-list “celebrity” took to Twitter to publicly shame her seatmate for refusing to slide over to an open aisle seat. Her request was reasonable; her subsequent actions disgusting.
Rachel True, a small-time actress whose career peaked 20 years ago, tweeted out a picture of her seatmate along with the caption:
Never been on a flight where the middle seat stranger refuses to move to the empty aisle seat. Meet Karen.
Karen calles steward & said I was “harassing’ her… for asking her to slide over….Into the empty seat… that would separate her from me.
#GetOut my lap Karen.
True was sitting in the window seat on what appears to be a Delta flight.
If that were it, I’d say she has a point. What would possess someone to remain in a middle seat when the aisle seat was left unoccupied?
Why would someone need to call a flight attendant about this?
Well, I have a strong hunch. I think True has a huge entitlement problem. Why? Check out this Tweet:
Karen’s watching 📺 while I’m texting a main actor on said show & wingeing about her, very meta.
As an actor I’m fascinated by what motivated her middle seat stand?
Parents force too many views or aisles on her as a sm child?
Or Karen power grab for sake of power grab?
— Rachel True (@RachelTrue) December 12, 2019
Are we supposed to be impressed, Rachel?
Then she launches into a foul tirade which you are free to watch below, but I warn you is NSFW:
El fin at the OK Karen corral ✈️ pic.twitter.com/3PrW8iNGx8
— Rachel True (@RachelTrue) December 13, 2019
I find that hard to believe. Listening to her foul mouth, I bet it went down like this:
- “Karen” was watching a program on the seatback screen.
- She indicated she would move over, perhaps when she reached a stopping point in her program.
- True kept badgering her to the point where it got annoying.
- Karen, who is also only human, got tired of her the badgering and decided not to move.
- The badgering continued, forcing Karen to summon a flight attendant.
If you watch the video above, you’ll see that True thinks racism is to blame for Karen’s refusal to move. I find it pathetic that True brought race into this, a desperate ploy to defend herself on Twitter when even her own fans were questioning her poor behavior.
Whenever I think of people occupying middle seats by choice, I think of this Apple commercial:
Honestly, I’d be annoyed too if someone refused to slide over and take the open aisle seat. In fact, I’d probably be angry. But I have no right to an open middle seat even if the aisle remains opens. Furthermore, playing the race card and cursing out the passenger? So low-class…
What are your thoughts on this incident?