A Spirit Airlines agent has been suspended after exchanging blows with a woman who accosted him with racial and homophobic slurs then slapped him on the head.
Taunting Woman Is Struck On The Head By Spirit Airlines Agent In DFW
In a clip that has gone viral on Twitter, a Spirit Airlines contractor at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is seen yelling at a woman to get out of his face…even as he gets in her face. It isn’t clear how the fight began, but the woman yells horrific racial and homophobic slurs at the agent as he questions why she struck him. Eventually, the woman slaps him again on the head, he loses it, and all hell breaks loose.
The agent rushes past a good Samaritan trying to break up the fight and lunges at the woman. Moments later, he manages to land a blow on her head before being restrained by one of his colleagues and other passengers in the gate area.
The verbal bout continues with the agent visibly upset but another good Samaritan getting in his face to calm down, even offering to fight in the place of the woman. The video below is NSFW and includes foul language and violence:
— DTX Daily (@dtxdaily) August 11, 2022
Even though the clip says the incident occurred on July 11, 2022 it actually occurred on August 11, 2022.
Spirit Airlines responded to the video, which has nearly 11 million views on Twitter, with the following statement:
“We are aware of this altercation. Our vendor at DFW has suspended the agent. Spirit Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind, and we are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter.”
A few thoughts on this video:
- The Spirit agent’s reaction is unacceptable. It is his job to de-escalate rather than escalate drama. No matter how angry he was or how justified his anger, he could have walked away instead of seeking to punish or get even with the woman.
- The agent could potentially sue the woman for assault if she struck him first, though he should not try to assert self-defense if he faces the same charge. Getting up in the face of another person and then launching a fight when not in immediate danger is not self-defense.
- What is wrong with people these days? What a sick and twisted woman and what a weak man to insist on fighting back.
A Spirit Airlines agent is seen striking a woman on the head after she hit him first following a bitter argument. While it is not clear what started the exchange between the two, the actions of both parctipcants are deplorable and the Spirit Airlines agent has lost his job.
It’s easy to conclude he should have been the bigger person…but until you have had those words screamed in your face, it’s hard to be the judge.
That’s true. People will talk the talk but it’s the matter of being in the moment, which I understand. But, it would’ve been better if he walked away instead of fighting.
I’m kinda in shock at how the woman decided to call the man homophobic and Japanese racial slurs out of all things. But then again, I saw a some dude on one of the comments sections call out another person to “not be black” just because that person disagreed with him. It’s a sad world we live in.
It’s from the standard gaslighting playbook that the current president popularized. “if you don’t do X or believe in Y you ain’t black.”
You really can’t help yourself, can’t you?
It only takes a single reference for the current president for a certain resident, far-leftist moral gatekeeper named Aaron to come out of the woodwork to defend his leader’s honor. It’s very predictable, almost like clockwork. Funny, and a bit sad.
I usually move on after the article gets moved to theprevious day, but I just went back on the Monkeypox article and the Trump-KKK article and I see you’re still busy gatekeeping for the far-left moral views. Must be getting tough fighting everyone on the internet, hasn’t it? Is the current president giving you an extra serving of SNAP/EBT credits to defend his dignity?
As opposed to most articles for you to make an appearance and spew your vile bigotry and hatred?
Also, at least I keep reposting under the same name. Can’t say the same for your sock puppet theater.
I don’t agree with you. But, as a person who leans left, I will agree that on my side of the aisle does this a lot. These folks act like they’re “woke” but in reality they’re spitting racist stuff. Like, I read this article that a student at a university in the midwest was selling masks to white people for $10 while minorities got them for free. Or when CHAZ happened in Seattle back in 2020, there were areas where white people couldn’t enter.
Those weren’t my words, those wore the current president’s.
And yes, liberals like Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Russell Brand etc… is starting to have more views in common with libertarians and conservatives (that aren’t Maga bots) than with the far-left racism of today that Twitter and @Aaron subscribes to.
Ah, the old tired and true right-wing attack method…”I’m not racist, but you’re racist for pointing out my racism!”
This is true. I do feel bad for the man, though he still had a duty to step away.
Agree with a lot of what you said, @Matthew.
The woman’s slurs came from left field. Kinda sad at the arsenal of hate that comes outta people these days, whether it’s online or in real life.
tragic. the woman should have addressed her problem in a mature fashion…easier said than done these days. The rep for Espiritu should have walked away. But considering the slurs, it would not have been easy.
tragedy for the rep. i feel for him.
Both need to be in prison. Unless both do not want to press charges, then this is a non issue. He should definitely lose his job either way.
Guys, you have every right to punch a woman if she strikes you first. No chauvinistic BS card that women will love to play.
But it’s better to just get it on tape and press charges.
Prison? Nah, perps nowadays get released for far worse offenses.
And they get Mets tickets!
That’s the spirit!
At this point we need to ask ourselves if the continuation of these incidents is less about the airlines and passengers directly (as to their Flights/Ops/Service/Passengers) or more about the manifestation of deep and troubling issues within our society since Covid and the rest. The answer should be obvious. This nation is in deep trouble, our democracy even as a result. I am reading a book called ‘The Next Civil War” which highlights exactly this. That the next one is not a civil war that involves images of the 19th century and North against South, one fought in the battlefields. The book well lays out the next civil war in America being one of neighbor against neighbor. Fought in the streets and outside our homes as contempt and hatred for each other simmers to a boiling point. It has truly changed my perspective as I see images like this.
“or more about the manifestation of deep and troubling issues within our society”
This is actually a typical Thursday at Spirit Airlines:
I’m based in Atlanta nd have flown Frontier once, they share the end of the same Terminal with Spirit in the Airport. It felt like you walked from an airport terminal to a Bus Terminal as you passed from the Delta gates to Frontier/Spirit gates. I am fortunate that I can choose to not deal with issues like this that seem all to common at deep-discount airlines. Not worth it to me at half the price of typical Delta fares.
I think it’s far more indicative of society in America today. You are avoiding it, as you say, by flying Delta, but the reality is that it will creep gradually into everything, affect everyone, and appear everywhere. It’s not the airline. It’s our broken society. And unless we fix it now your escape to the Delta concourse will be fruitless.
I find nearly every syllable out of Stuart’s mouth to be unbearably condescending. On this, I agree fully. There’s no running to a neutral corner to hide. The culture has to be fixed and discussing who is at fault misses the more important broader point.
Those people are obviously not concerned about Covid. Shouting is one of the worst things to do, potentially spreading virus in the air.
I once witnessed a potential fight between an Air New Zealand gate agent of Chinese ancestry and an American man. The man was a bully. The NZ agent was probably mad but remained very professional and calm. I almost felt like apologizing on behalf of the man.
If I worked in the service industry and had a customer hit me, then call me a racial slur, I’m probably hitting back whether it’s a man or a woman. Karen’s seem to think they can just get away with behavior like this now. I was called a racial slur when I worked front desk at a hotel before, but it didn’t get physical because the woman didn’t assault me. I just told her to go to her room because she was behaving like a spoiled child who needed a timeout.
I’m with Stewart. This is the beginning of a total breakdown of American society. Many people live in completely different realities. They usually choose to stay in an environment that reaffirms what they believe reality is. In places like airports where people are forced to interact with others who have different world views, conflicts like this will keep happening. I think it’s a problem that can mostly be blamed on social media. Politicians and regular media outlets also share blame.
With respect and appreciation, ” C A R E F U L !!!
In your story about the boy sent to the “right” city in the wrong state, there are little proofs needed in a couple of places,
BUT MAINLY: It’s the story of the passenger arguument with the desk clerk at the airline. The matter of who the person was who hit the other on the head is said one way in a caption, but it is reversed in the main story. Find out who was the aggressor, who was the victim.
Am I missing something? She hit him first, he hit her harder back.
Crazy. I can’t help but wonder how it got so out of hand. By the time the video starts, the man is already fully past the point of de-escalating the situation– and from the start of the video both are behaving in a way that is very likely to lead to a physical altercation.
black lives matter. Pass the watermelon, please.
Matthew, you are only playing the role of a toddler when you label words “horrific”. There’s nothing horrific about any word in the dictionary or urban dictionary website that’s horrific except those that take the lord’s name in vein. What’s horrific is an employee of an airline attacked a woman. Her words are absolutely justified, although, she is the same race as the attacker. When people are victims of violence, they will use the strongest words possible to denounce that violence. Race of course is brought up as 13% of the population commits 58% of the violent crimes based on crime statistics. Even someone of the same race will use those true words.
Denounce unjustified violent attacks as “horrific” and not words.
i bet your chocha stinks worse then your moms did.
whoever this matt fellow is writing these articles is clearly a bigot pos.