On a recent commercial flight, a man was harassed by a flight attendant for wearing a face covering that was not “legal”.
Spirit Airlines’ flight attendant freaked out when he saw the passenger wearing a patriotic face covering.
The incident — on video — was shared by the passenger in question. He took to Twitter, tagging the airline and notable television figures Ben Shapiro, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity.
“I’m wearing a mask,” Michael, in the video, said.
“No. What do you have underneath this?” the flight attendant asked. “This is not legal to wear.”
The man answered, “I’m wearing a mask—Legal by who? Legal by who? What’s wrong with my mask?”
“It is not legal according to the CDC,” claimed the flight attendant, despite not providing any evidence.
“Really?” Michael asked once more.
“Really. That’s why I handed you a mask,” the flight attendant responded rudely.
Michael, proudly wearing the patriotic mask, shot back, “Show me those rules.”
Again, the flight attendant rudely responded, “I don’t have to show you the rules.”
“Well, I don’t have to wear the mask that you gave me,” the man fired back. “I’m wearing the mask that I have. I’ve been on 20 flights, okay? I’ve literally been on 20 flights with this same exact mask. Alright? I’m done talking.”
Ironically, the flight attendant can be seen in the video exposing his nose and touching his mask.
Spirit Airlines replied to the tweet, eager to rectify the situation.
Some Twitter users had replied to the thread, saying that they were also harassed about their mask. To those tweets, Spirit Airlines replied, stating that safety is Spirit Airlines’ first priority.
Other Twitter users had also shared the tweet and reacted.
Who do you think was in the wrong?