An entire plane cheered and cheered as a “Karen” who refused to wear a mask was removed from an American Airlines flight.
Passenger Jordan Slade filmed the moment the woman, who was not wearing a face mask in defiance of flight guidelines, was kicked off the flight from Ohio to North Carolina on July 19.
Slade, from North Carolina, said the woman said she did not wear a mask due to a health issue.
As the woman gathered her items and angrily descended, the passengers cheered and howled with joy.
When the applause broke out, the woman turned angrily and replied, “You can clap as much as you want.
Jordan Slade filmed the moment a woman nicknamed “Karen” was kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to wear a mask on July 19 while traveling from Ohio to North Carolina. As she walked away, the passengers on board clapped and she growled: “You can clap as much as you want”
The woman claimed she was not wearing a mask due to a health issue. She asked to be boarded the flight first, argued with flight attendants when asked to put her phone away and refused to put on a mask.
The woman was filmed gathering three very large bags before leaving the fight
Two masked American Airlines employees were seen at the head of the plane waiting to escort the woman as she indignantly gathered her three giant bags.
‘Go away. We have flights to board, ”a passenger yelled.
“She was talking from the door. She asked to be taken on board first and caused an obvious scene. Once on board, she would make phone calls and argue with the attendant when asked to put her phone away, ”Slade told DailyMail.com.
“She also refused to wear a mask, endangering the other passengers on the flight … Another passenger even stood up to confront her about her behavior without a mask,” she revealed.
‘Go away. We have flights to go up, ”a passenger shouted as the woman walked away.
The woman’s trips back and forth to the participants and refusal to wear a mask took so long that after being kicked off the flight, the plane had to return to the airport to refuel.
“A woman in the back got up from her seat and sort of confronted the attendant saying she was going to miss her connection, then redirected the conversation to the woman telling her if she was missing her flight because of of her… ”said Slade.
“Karen” justified not wearing a mask to the angry client by saying that she had a health problem.
Slade said she and her friends filmed the incident because it was such a disruption to the flight. She uploaded the clip to her Tik Tok, where it went viral.
“I hope she got to where she was and had a better day,” Slade added.
Social media users were quick to criticize the woman and label her “Karen” for ignoring the mask’s mandate and endangering the health of those on board.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, airlines have created new travel measures to prevent the spread of the contagious respiratory virus which has already infected more than 3.9 million people in the country and killed more than 143,000 people.
American Airlines has instituted a new policy requiring all passengers to wear face masks, except children under two.
From July 29, passengers will be required to wear a face mask at the airport where the trip begins and where it and during air connections.
Make sure your face mask is in place before boarding the aircraft and wear it during your flight. If you refuse to wear one, you risk being denied boarding and traveling in the future by American, ”the policy says.
American Airlines has introduced a new policy requiring all passengers to wear face masks except children under two due to the coronavirus crisis
American Airlines has not yet responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the incident.
Social media users were quick to criticize the woman and call her “Karen” for ignoring the mask’s mandate and endangering the health of those on board.
“She thinks the rules and common sense don’t apply to her. She has THREE carry-on bags on a small express jet. She should have been denied boarding for that reason alone, if not refused not to wear a mask. When it stops being part of the solution, it becomes the problem, ”said one Twitter user.
“Three carry-on bags and no mask. Why was she even allowed on board, ”added another Twitter user.