A woman who refused to keep her mask on was thrown off a United Airlines flight to Las Vegas in a controversy that shows the particularly ugly side of flying in 2021.
United Passenger Claims She Is Being Thrown Off Because She Is White, Then Tells Plane She Hates Black People…
I must warn you: the video below is vile. It is not edifying in any way and full of profanity and obscene gestures. Yet I bring it to you to once again chronicle the state of flying in 2021. We need to remember and reflect on what is going on around us.
It is not clear how the controversy started, though it certainly seems to be mask-related. A female passenger is shown during boarding on a United Airlines 737. She is arguing with other passengers about masks. Her own mask is lowered. It appears that she is already in trouble and addresses passengers both in front of her and behind her.
The captain of the flight comes out. She demands to speak to his boss and says she must travel to Las Vegas. Everyone else knows she is not going, but she apparently thinks a harsh and consdescning tone is key to getting what she wants.
The captain makes clear she will not be traveling and she looks around the cabin, which includes many black passengers, pulls down her mask, and asks:
“Why are you kicking me off the plane? ‘Cuz I’m white?”
There’s hooting and hollering in response as a black flight attendant returns to ensure she collects her belongings and departs the aircraft.
As she walks down the aisle, she turns around and yells that she hates black people, then raises her middle finger to the passengers and flight attendant onboard.
I just have to add here that those who are quick to pull the race card are usually racists themselves. Notice in the video how after asserting she is being pulled off the flight because she is white, she expresses her own hate.
Here’s the video:
I’m not into conspiracy theories, but whenever I see stuff like this I picture the National People’s Congress sitting around a giant table laughing. I’ve covered poor passenger behavior for years on Live and Let’s Fly, but this is grotesque behavior on so many levels (language, racism, entitlement) that it leaves me shaking my head in utter sadness. This young woman must be banned.
I should note that it is not clear when this incident took place, but it was just posted to Reddit yesterday.
(H/T: C Boarding Group)