Airline passenger caught on video body shaming 'big' seatmates: 'I'm not politically correct'

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Words: Hope Schreiber

A woman, who claimed to “eat salad” (twice, within four minutes and 32 seconds), was captured verbally body shaming her “big” seatmates on a United Airlines flight in a viral video.

The video, shared last week on Facebook, showed a female passenger sitting in the middle seat of a United flight and saying to a person on her phone that her seatmates were “so big.”

“Oh my goodness, I don’t know how I’m going to do this the next four hours. This is just impossible because they are squishing me,” she said in the video, adding, “At least they’ll keep me warm.”

A United Airlines passenger was caught on video loudly complaining about her seatmates, whom she called “so big.” (Photo: Facebook)
A United Airlines passenger was caught on video loudly complaining about her seatmates, whom she called “so big.” (Photo: Facebook)

The woman, after hanging up her phone, tells, presumably, a flight attendant to find her a window seat and “get me out of here. I can’t do this,” when the woman next to her finally speaks up.

“Excuse me, can you find her another seat?” the woman recording the video says to the flight attendant. “Because I will not be verbally abused by this b**** or anybody else.”

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As the woman in the middle seat was eventually led to the back of the plane, she reminded those around her again, “I eat salad,” while other offended passengers told her she should be “ashamed.”

She responded, “I’m not politically correct.”

It is unknown if the woman eventually did receive another seat or if the passengers who were the target of her hatred received any type of apology or compensation from the airline. United Airlines did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

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