Over the last year we’ve heard a lot of reasons why passengers refused to wear masks. This time, an Italian woman made clear she had a good reason for refusing to wear a mask on her Ryanair flight to Milan (and later kicking, spitting, and pulling the hair of other passengers): she lives in a democratic country.
Italian Woman Goes Crazy On Ryanair: I Don’t Have To Wear Mask On This Plane Because I Live In A Democratic Country
The woman was traveling on Ryanair from Ibiza, Spain (IBZ) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) on May 26th. She was wearing a mask…on her chin. When flight attendants told her to put it her over her nose and mouth, she proceeded to:
- Argue with flight attendants
- Spit on the passenger across the aisle from her
- Pull the hair of her seatmate
- Declare that she lives in a “democratic country” and can therefore do what she wants
Later on, as you can see in the video below, she can be seen being restrained by flight attendants in the front of the aircraft as she attempts to kick a pair of passengers.
A Ryanair spokesperson noted:
The crew of this flight from Ibiza to Milan Bergamo (May 26) requested police assistance upon arrival after a passenger became disruptive in-flight. The aircraft landed normally, and police removed the individual at Milan Bergamo airport. This is now a matter for local police.
She later posted her own video claiming that she was “frustrated” and the victim of circumstance, but then proceeding to threaten everyone onboard who took videos…
My advice to this woman: start with a civics class, specifically on what democracy is. You’ll probably avoid jail time, but if you do wind up with a short sentence, use the time to educate yourself (and don’t just read Machiavelli, for the ends don’t always justify the means).
(H/T: View From The Wing)