A Florida man was kicked off a United Airlines flight departing from Fort Lauderdale for not wearing the proper facial covering.
What did Adam Jenne use to cover his face?
It wasn’t a hideous, uncomfortable, and useless disposable surgical face mask.
Instead, Jenne boarded the flight with a bright red thong.
The flight staff didn’t find Jenne’s protest of the federal mask mandate as funny as I do.
Jenne wasn’t allowed to fly to Washington D.C. on his Wednesday morning flight to Washington D.C. due to his statement.
Watch the hilarious footage and the NBC 2 report:
— Joost Broekers (@JoostBroekers) December 17, 2021
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
— New York Post (@nypost) December 17, 2021
A Florida man was kicked off a flight Wednesday for wearing a thong that was declared illegal by United's mask police: https://t.co/Ta0d1m9yFQ
— OutKick (@Outkick) December 16, 2021
NBC 2 stated:
“Every single flight has been met with different reactions from the flight crew,” said Jenne. “Some with a wild appreciation, others confrontational.”
Ultimately, he makes it to his destination, but not this time. He said he was met by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office after being removed off the plane.
“Eventually, they called TSA and airport security,” said Jenne. “I ended up staying at the gate for about 45 minutes.”
Then he noticed others follow his lead. They took off their masks and walked off the already boarded plane.
“I think it’s a testament to passengers having had enough, citizens having had enough. This is just nonsense,” said Jenne.
The peaceful protest made a statement.
“My intention was not to ruin anybody else’s day,” said Jenne.
United Airlines stands by their employees who confronted Jenne. They released this statement:
“The customer clearly wasn’t in compliance with the federal mask mandate and we appreciate that our team addressed the issue on the ground prior to takeoff, avoiding any potential disruptions on the air.”
Jenne said he’s tired of the mask mandate, and he doesn’t think it makes sense.
“It’s all nonsense. COVID doesn’t know that we’re at cruising altitude. It’s stupid. The whole thing is theater,” said Jenne.
Jenne was refunded for his flight and plans to fly again on Thursday.
Maybe Spirit Airlines will appreciate Jenne’s sense of humor as I do.
If his thong is too skimpy, might I suggest a pair of granny panties?
It never hurts to have a backup, right?