A passenger who wore a female intimate garment on his face, specifically a red lace thong, instead of a mask, was forced to leave the plane on which he was traveling from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida to Washington.
Man with a thong over his face instead of a mask is forced off plane
Adam Jenne, a Cape Coral resident, told Miami TV station 7 that he wore the garment when boarding the flight Wednesday to publicly show his displeasure with the mandatory use of facemasks on air travel to prevent the spread of covid-19.
“I was trying to illustrate this absurdity. Wearing a woman’s undergarment on her face seemed perfect to me,” Jenne told the media outlet.
In a video posted by Channel 7, a flight attendant is seen approaching Jenne and telling him that he is going to have to leave the plane. When he asks the reason, she replies: for not complying with the ordinance on the use of masks.
Then another passenger, in solidarity with Jenne, gets up from his seat and walks down the aisle of the plane while removing his mask, this one authentic, and complains about what happened.
Jenne was not only kicked off the flight but received a letter from United Airlines, the company he was flying with from Fort Lauderdale to Washington, telling him he is banned from all its flights until a committee rules on the incident.
“This makes no sense. The Covid doesn’t know we’re at cruising altitude. It’s stupid. All theater,” he told another media outlet, to which he told that he was refunded what he paid for the ticket and planned to try the trip with another company today, Thursday.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which investigates incidents involving wayward passengers on airplanes, as of Dec. 14 this year airlines have made 5,664 complaints.
LEAVE IT TO THE #FLORIDAMAN! This guy from Cape Coral tried wearing a #thong as a #mask on a United flight in Fort Lauderdale today. He was kicked off the plane. TSA and sheriff were called but passengers remained peaceful. #airtravel #Florida #aviation #travel pic.twitter.com/kUnkXrgTY8
— Channing Frampton (@Channing_TV) December 16, 2021