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?
Why didn’t Rachel True move over to the open aisle seat? Was the window seat that important?
Sorry; got it; the open seat wasn’t on the other side of the aisle.
So, another set of questions: Did the plane take off with the aisle seat empty? Why didn’t “Karen” move when the doors were secured, and the plane began to taxi?
If the other person was racist, wouldn’t she want to get as far away from Rachel as possible?
Exactly! Just what I thought. A “racist” wouldn’t want to sit so close.
So, every stupid thing someone does is due to some form of racism? If so, I actually wonder if Rachel is actually black. She has pretty tan skin and looks more mocha to me – and could be pretty much any ethnicity, merely based on looks (which is the alleged reason SHE gave for the middle seat idiot’s behavior).
Is it possible (and follow me here, woke folks) that not everything is based on some prejudice or feeling of entitlement? Could it be that some people are simply thoughtless, selfish and/or dense? That not everything is motivated by an agenda? Wild ideas, I know. But ponder them for a while before calling out something as being raaaaaacist.
Flying coach? Check
Credits herself as ‘model’ and ‘activist’ despite no activities in those fields? Check
Tarot card reader in echo park as of 2017? Check
Lit the world on fire
Classic entitled actress.
@Matthew – Your points are completely correct but the term “race card” is what racists say these days. I really don’t think that’s the case with you, but other readers might misconstrue things. Perhaps best to avoid the term.
This pathetic creature is a disgrace to her race and a disgrace to humanity. She should crawl back under her rock and rot. Immautre wench.
I once had the middle seat open next to me and a lady in the aisle seat. This was on a short connection after a medium-haul intl red-eye. I was completely exhausted, and she decided to move over to the middle seat to have a conversation with me. I was so annoyed, but just put up with it.
I am mildly surprised at the tirade considering she is 54 (according to her Wikipedia bio). Generally not an age to show immaturity evidenced in the video.
Unfortunately, by seeing ‘colour’ as a reason for every ‘problem’ that occurs ; this simply perpetuates the idea that there is a ‘divide’ (Its Them or Us). It therefore never allows for proper integration.
Total unrelated question to the article but related to open seat. I am a Delta frequent flier for the last 10 years so I rarely fly any other US airline. As an elite member of Delta’s Skymiles program I am eligible to upgrades to first class on domestic flights. I would say that in the last 10 years I almost never seen an empty seat in domestic first class since people are upgraded based on their status. Last week I was flying on AA to South America and it was easier to book the entire trip on AA including a domestic flight to MIA where I connected to the international leg. On both ways to and from Miami the first class on AA was 25% full. There were only a few passengers and many empty seats. I paid for my entire trip in business class but wondered if there were no passengers with AA status even at the lower level to be upgraded to first class or if AA simply does not upgrade at all.
Being called racist is now a badge of honor as it means those calling someone it reveal themselves to be full of hate, hypocritL and just plain foolish. I wish more white people were really racist because it would solve a lot of problems including standing up to black on white violence which plagues our neighborhoods.
You just said hate was bad, and yet you clearly are filled with it. Lighten up, have compassion, find something better to do than complain, because you clearly aren’t helping resolve any of the issues you claim to care about
There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Good or bad, publicity is publicity. And let’s be fair, bad stories attract attention more than good one.
This is a D list celebrity trying to get publicity, and your blog had just given her one.
On the issue of seat entitlement, I remember one writer on this blog has more severe entitlement issue of seat, resulting an innocent paying bussiness class passenger moved to a corner seat near lavatories against his own will simply because the entitled writer needs two upgrade side by side.
Oh well… The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence it seems…. Then again, isn’t goat/cow/sheep colour blind?
I don’t understand what you wrote, or how the grass is greener analogy aptly applies. Perhaps you meant to use another idiom that would make more sense? Or perhaps just use the correct words to describe your point.
From the point of view of someone who intensely dislikes aisle seats: In this situation Karen’s choice was, on ONE side of her seat, either an occupied seat or the aisle. (Either way, she would have an empty seat on one side.) Depending on the size and chattiness and sleep status of the other person, and how busy the aisle is with service and people transiting to the bathroom, I might very well prefer an occupied seat next to me rather than the aisle. My experiences in aisle seats include constant bumping by people and shoulder bags during boarding (not a concern with changing seats during flight), repetitive bumping and shaking of seatback during flight by people walking to/from restroom, elbow banged by beverage cart, beverage spills on me and having to get out of the seat when someone else chooses (instead of when I choose). Given Karen’s choice, I’m not certain I would move although I probably would mainly because that would give TWO people an adjacent empty seat. I might have suggested that I take the window seat and Rachel take the aisle seat.