This clip has the internet deeply divided. No reasonably sane person is claiming this guy is in the right for bashing this woman’s seat. If behavior like this took place anywhere else in life that guy’s probably going to jail. But some people are heralding him as a hero for taking a stand against recliners.
I personally don’t recline. Not because I’m some sort of giant. I’m perfectly average in stature. But I try and go through life with a ‘live and let live’ mentality and I’d rather not anger the person behind me by reclining my seat right into their knees which airplane seats are already miserable.
The woman in the clip who reclined her seat and had it repeatedly punched by the person behind her is now telling her side of the story. She claims she wants him prosecuted and the flight attendant fired. Her claim is she went to the flight attendant for help but was reprimanded instead.
Here’s the clip:
The woman has since spoken out on Twitter about the incident:
And now she’s gone on TMZ to discuss what happened. She wants action to be taken and I don’t blame her at all. I wouldn’t blame her if she’d stood up and punched that guy in the face.
Wendi appeared on “TMZ Live” and said she wants to press charges against the man for what she says went down before she started videotaping him. She also explains why she never actually went to the FBI. As for the flight attendant … Wendi claims the woman demanded she delete the video. Wendi wasn’t having it … and now she wants the flight attendant fired.
7:47 AM PT — A rep for American Airlines tells TMZ, “We are aware of a customer dispute that transpired … The safety and comfort of our customers and team members is our top priority, and our team is looking into the issue.” (via)
These are quite possibly the two worst people in society and somehow they found each other on a regional jet.
There are countless people on the Internet right now sounding off about which person was in the wrong. It’s easy: they both were.
Only a complete piece of shit punches someone’s seat because they aren’t getting their way. And only a monster with no manners would recline their seat into someone’s knees after they’d politely been asked not to do so.
These people are the worst.