Woman Catches Man On Plane Sitting Next To Her ‘Calling Her Fat’ In Rude Text Message Exchange
On 21st July 2021
Ewing was left in a shock after the man sitting beside her on the plane described her to his girlfriend as a 'fat' person sitting next to him. She was appalled and shared the screenshot of the conversation on a TikTok video which has gone viral on social media. Ewing shares in her video that she didn't mind the man because she knew he was lying but if there was another person in her place, they would have their heartbroken and who knows how difficult it could be for them to cope with this rude message.
We all have experienced this dilemma of sitting next to a person in a plane or a bus ride who wouldn't be our choice of seating partner but have to make do due to other seating arrangements.
However, this one woman shares how she was rudely called by her seating companion "fat" as they sat side by side on a flight.
TikToker Landen Ewing posted a clip describing the bizarre encounter which occurred on her way back from a trip to Nashville about a month ago.
Taking to her TikTok account, she explains that the man beside her “had his phone out way in front of him” thus enabling her to see the conversation and she was shocked and appalled to read the conversation he was having apparently with his girlfriend.
Ewing said he was asked the flight was going, to which he responded (much to her bemusement): “Too small with this fat a** next to me.”
She then explains that as they were the only people sitting in the aisle so it was only her that the rude man was targeting and calling fat.
Furious and upset, she sneakily captured a picture of his conversation, showing the girlfriend writing back comments including: “Ha ha ha” and “tell her about keto.”
The stranger went on to jokingly reassure his partner, typing: “I’ll be alright – don’t think we’ll get off the ground” before complaining that he “hates being on small flights with fat people.”
It is evident from the video clips that Ewing is not fat from any angle and even if she was obese then the person next to her had to know right to send such hateful messages about her to another person. Though Ewing shares that she didn't take the fat-shaming seriously but she branded the incident 'hate crime' in her caption to the video.
She ended her video by laughingly addressing viewers saying: “If you’re his wife or girlfriend and you see this, your boyfriend sucks.”
Ewing's post went viral on social media and people were shocked over this incident.
“He totally thought you were hot and did not want his gf to know he was sitting next to someone attractive… yikes,” one concluded.
“Sounds like he’s been in trouble with his GB before and that had nothing to do with you,” agreed another.
“You should have airdropped him a note that said, ‘I can see what you’re typing and I’m not happy about it,” suggested a third.
Another person joked that she should have made a point to the man by asking the flight attendant for a diet coke in front of him and saying: “I apparently have a weight problem.”
In a follow-up video, Ewing told her flowers that she was not upset by the man's rude comments but in fact, she had laughed it off.
However, she acknowledged: “I could have been someone that it did affect,” adding: “Imagine if it was someone who was super insecure or dealing with a lot of body image stuff.”
If that was the case, she continued, it could have “ruined their whole day, week, year.”
She concluded her video by saying that it is the little actions or words that can make or break a person and so one should always be mindful of them.