A Florida man was kicked off a flight in the United States after attempting to fly wearing a red thong as a face mask.
Adam Jenne told NBC affiliate WBBH that he pulled this stunt to highlight the “absurdity” of mask-wearing rules on flights.
“I think the best way to illustrate absurdity is with absurdity,” he said. “Every single flight has been met with different reactions from the flight crew.”
This comes as a result of a federal mask mandate in place that requires travellers in the US to wear a face covering “on planes, trains, and buses, as well as in airports and other transit stations,” reports Business Insider.
In a video circulating on Twitter, a staff member approaches Jenne and asks him to disembark for non-compliance with the airline’s mask requirements.
“You’re going to have to come off the plane. We’re not going to let you travel,” the flight attendant can be heard saying.
His removal from the plane created a chain reaction as one passenger asks “Did he just get kicked off for wearing a mask. I’m out of here, forget it. I’m out of here”
The 38-year-old Jenne also compared his actions to that of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
“Everything else that has sparked change in this country has started from everyday people. Rosa Parks wasn’t famous. She changed the course of history,” Jenne told WBBH.
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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
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