Man Uses Bare Feet to Scroll Through In-flight Entertainment Options
A video on Twitter is giving new rationalization to people who bring wipes to disinfect every square inch of their airplane seat.
The video shows an unidentified passenger leaning back in his seat, resting his left foot on the wall and using his right foot to swipe through the in-flight entertainment options on the touchscreen in front of him.
Author Alafair Burke posted the video on Monday, saying “It belongs on Twitter” and users were quick to respond.
Some were kind and brought up that, based on the video alone, it was unclear if the passenger “has a muscular impairment that precludes their ability to lean forward and use their hands for this.”
Burke responded to comments questioning the man’s physical abilities by saying the videographer, “confirms that she saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet.”
Another person responded, “This is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen on Twitter.”
Some Twitter users were quick to defend their own antibacterial habits with this video.
Just a reminder: This is not the first time bare feet have risen above lap level on an airplane. Earlier this year, a four-year-old called out an adult passenger for putting her stinky feet on his armrest. Before that, Olympian Shaun White shared a video of bare feet on the back of his seat. And even before that, #toegirl made her appearance, putting her bare foot up into the space of the passenger in front of her.