Viral Video Shows Man Repeatedly Punching Woman's Plane Seat Because She Reclined It
On 14th February 2020
Recently a woman named Wendi posted a video on her Twitter account. The video became viral and has sparked debate on reclining. In her tweet, she blamed the man sitting behind her of assault. In the video, the man can be seen tapping the lady's seat repeatedly in frustration after she reclined it while the man was eating. The video has got Twitter divided as some are supporting the man while others are calling out the woman for creating discomfort to others on behalf of her own comfort.
Traveling in economy class can be stressful at times especially for those who are frequent travelers.Recently a viral video has been making rounds on social media and has sparked debate on reclining. A woman named Wendi Williams was traveling on American Airlines when she claimed she was the victim of an ‘assault’ from a male passenger who sat in the row behind her.
The flight was traveling from New Orleans to Charlotte in North Carolina.
Surely there is no harm in trying to get in a comfortable position while traveling. But should that comfort come at the cost of others compromising?
Wendi in the post complained that she was a victim of an assault by the man sitting behind her. After she reclined the seat into him, the man tapped his clenched fist on the back of her seat repeatedly.
On his behalf, the man was eating at the time when the incident happened. So the man did this to irritate Wendi enough so she switches back to her old position.
Wendi decided to film the guy’s repeated tapping and share it on her Twitter feed which has since then got 30k views.
The video sparked outrage over Twitter. Some were enraged over man's response but many were in the favor too.
Continuing her post, Wendi claimed that the “assault from the passenger behind” led to “further threats from an American Airline flight attendant” who despite his actions offered him “a complimentary cocktail”.
The woman claimed that American Airlines did nothing to help her case so she decided to post the video to shame the man publicly.
Wendi’s initial tweet read, “Here’s a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times – HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behavior. The other jackhole is the @AmericanAirlines flight attendant who reprimanded me and offered him rum!”.
The post continued, “I’m in pain. I have one cervical disk left that isn’t fused – the first one which allows me some mobility”.
“I am grateful for the limited movement I still have and shouldn’t have had to endure the repeated blows”.
“The airline didn’t really accept any culpability, although she apologised and said what happened was wrong – that’s it”.
“I’ve lost time at work, had to visit a doctor, got x-rays, and have had horrible headaches for a week”
Some people claimed that the man's response was right considering the discomfort he was facing. While others expressed disbelief that American Airlines did not help the woman and instead gave the man a drink.
An American Airlines spokesman said, “We are aware of a customer dispute that transpired on American Eagle flight 4392, operated by Republic Airways on January 31”.
“The safety and comfort of our customers and team members is our top priority, and our team is looking into the issue”.
Wendi was also slammed by many for her actions and was shamed by Twitter users for reclining the seat and leaving no space for the man to move around.