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In this classic travel freakout, a Portland-bound traveler decides she doesn't want to sit next to a Trump supporter. The entitlement reigns supreme as she soon gets her wish when she's removed from the flight.

Certified Karen: this woman is furious she has to sit next to a Trump supporter

by Jeremy B

In this classic travel freakout, a Portland-bound traveler decides she doesn’t want to sit next to a Trump supporter. The entitlement reigns supreme as she soon gets her wish when she’s removed from the flight.

In today’s Divided States of America (as one pundit put it recently) the tensions run hot for people who find themselves on different polarities. Mix in the stress of air travel and a small aluminum tube and you have the perfect recipe for another entry in the “Certified Karen” annals (at least according to one Reddit post, anyway).

In this classic travel freakout, we find a woman sitting in the middle seat on a Portland-bound flight with her husband. While the husband largely remains stoic throughout the incident (clearly embarrassed) the woman unloads on the man sitting next to her who we find out is a Trump supporter.

She mocks him, calls him names, and derides his views on climate change before ultimately getting her wish not to sit next to the man when she is asked to leave the plane.

Her tone quickly changes to a far more conciliatory tone as she pleads to stay on the plane – even promising to behave. When those attempts fail she tries to use her husband’s dead mother in a final failed attempt to stay on the plane. It doesn’t work.

As police escort her off the plane the passengers break out into a round of applause and a half-hearted “USA” chant.

Lady gets kicked off plane for being upset about neighboring passangers t-shirt.
by u/BurberryBran in ActualPublicFreakouts

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David April 27, 2023 - 4:12 pm

The “USA” chant is equally if not more disgusting than the woman’s alleged behavior.

CHRIS April 27, 2023 - 8:24 pm

Would you rather “Russia, Russia, Russia”? Just because you don’t appreciate winning the birth lottery and being an American, it doesn’t mean don’t.

melvin April 27, 2023 - 9:20 pm

A Comment like this is why our country is going down the proverbial crapper. The woman was out of hand – and that is how many passengers relieved the tension -demonstrating a “united” spirit and not a spirit of division and hatred.

Jimbo May 16, 2023 - 10:36 am

You are free to leave the USA anytime, and good luck Fortunately today, the First Amendment to the US Constitution is still valid. It’s people like you who now make me think twice about being proud to serve ALL Americans.

Jim M. May 16, 2023 - 11:37 am

What country are you from?

Betsy Conroy Knights May 16, 2023 - 12:20 pm

That lady was a total nut case. Fantastic they threw her off.

steven reilly May 16, 2023 - 5:06 pm

agreed. the maga chant was inappropriate

CHRIS April 27, 2023 - 8:27 pm

*other’s don’t

Patrick April 28, 2023 - 6:23 am

You know this wasn’t a recent event right? This happened a long time ago.

Jeremy Ballou April 28, 2023 - 6:32 am

We do. It’s a retread.

Scott May 16, 2023 - 8:38 am

Why is it that the ‘tolerance and inclusion’ crowd are the most INTOLERANT, OBNOXIOUS people on the planet??

They have zero respect for alternative viewpoints, are often DEAD WRONG on the facts (remember the bulls!t “science” behind COVID — total scam)!

I encounter these people in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle…and the list goes on.

Alex Ashton May 19, 2023 - 3:07 am

Don’t judge the MAJORITY who voted Biden in and Trump out by the actions of one very rude woman. And you are obviously caught up in right wingding conspiracy theories about COVID long after they’ve been disproven again and again, especially the notion Dumbass Donald spouted on a regular basis. He’ll be the one escorted off his private plane and into JAIL soon.

Dante May 16, 2023 - 8:38 am

Publicly wearing a Trump tee or Trump paraphernalia broadcasts that you stand and support a man and a party that seems to condone white supremacy, antisemitism, misogyny, and anti LBGTQT Americans. I would chose not to sit next to someone who broadcasts that hatred as well.

Bob Truthteller May 19, 2023 - 2:05 pm

Dante is the perfect name for you; you likely cause “infernos” wherever you go. The man nor the party condones any white supremacy, antisemitism, misogyny, or people with values and lifestyles different than yours. There are numerous examples of our support of rights and lack of hatred–but many liberals disregard facts and see what they want to see.

Snuggs5500 May 16, 2023 - 8:42 am

“It’s a retread”… you know that. You probably also know that calling a woman a “Karen” is sexist and racist. Sexist because women have struggled for the right to speak out. But most people feel pretty comfortable with censoring them. Racist because… It refers to a certain race. How do I know that? We all know that none of you have the cahones to call a black woman that name.

Geoff May 16, 2023 - 9:19 am

I can sit next to anyone, so long as 4 things are true:

1) They keep their politics to themselves.
2) They keep their religion to themselves
3) They don’t have BO
4) Their pulchritude doesn’t infringe on my space

Bob Truthteller May 19, 2023 - 2:03 pm

Gee, how benevolent you are with your willingess to sit next to “anyone”. Wow, LOL

Joanne moore May 16, 2023 - 9:19 am

If she wanted to travel with people who were in line with her political views only she should have hired her own plane to fly anywhere anytime like the Biden and on someone else’s money I’m so happy they took her off the plane

Betsy Conroy Knights May 16, 2023 - 12:19 pm

That lady was a total nut case. Fantastic they threw her off.

SeattleGuy May 16, 2023 - 1:56 pm

It is easy to understand why she was irritated. I have had to lose many friends and family due to the hate some feel for others. That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.

Wealthy American oligarchs have spent millions dividing us. No one can put that genie back in the box, unfortunately. They win when our division prevents honest debate about the issues. That’s why I prefer to discuss the issues specifically. That’s when we find little that divides us besides the trumped-up culture wars.

Dee May 16, 2023 - 6:42 pm

You used to pick no smoking but now I guess we need to pick no trump or no Biden seats.


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