A woman was recently kicked off a United Airlines flight after complaining about being seated between “two big pigs” in a fat-shaming tirade that was captured on video.
The unnamed woman was aboard a Jan. 2 United Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Newark, N.J. when she was caught on video complaining about her seating arrangements. The footage was caught by New Jersey nurse Norma Rodgers, who was one of the victims of the verbal abuse.
“Oh my goodness! I don’t know how I’m going to do this for the next four hours,” the woman can be heard saying to someone on her cellphone. “This is just impossible cause they’re squishing me. Like, friggin’ just unbelievable. At least they’ll keep me warm.
“I can’t sit here because they’re both so big on left and right. I can’t even sit here.”
Fed up with the complaining, Rodgers can be heard saying, “B—-, please. OK?”
Rogers is seen flagging down a flight attendant, asking her to find the irate woman another seat on the plane.
“I will not be verbally abused by anybody. I’m not tolerating it,” Rodgers tells the attendant.
As the woman gets up from her seat, she continues to spew hate, stating “I can’t do this,” while telling Rodgers, “Well, I eat salad.”
The flight attendant asks the woman if she would like to wait in the rear while they see if there is a free seat. This is when other passengers decide to confront the agitated female.
“You should be ashamed of yourself, madam. What you’re doing is so terrible. You should be ashamed of yourself,” said one on the plane.
In retaliation, the woman tells them that she’s “not politically correct.”
“Why don’t you try and sit between those two big pigs?” screamed the woman.
“B—-, kiss my fat a–,” Rodgers shouts back at the woman as she disappears down the aisle while continuing to provoke other passengers.
Rodger’s video went viral, been viewed more than 2.6 million times as of Tuesday morning. In her Facebook post, Rodgers said the flight crew eventually got the irate woman off the plane.
This is the latest in a string of mishaps that have plagued United.
In August, a 21-year-old woman claimed the airline gave her $75 to keep quiet about a man who had allegedly pleasured himself beside her during a flight from California to Illinois.
Last March, United came under fire after a dog died after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in an overhead bin aboard a Houston to New York flight.