Anti-maskers may not have to go home, but they have to get the heck up off of flights.
According to the New York Post, the woman was kicked off the plane when she refused to wear a mask. The crowd then mocked the anti-mask white woman, sending her off with cheers as she was escorted off the plane.
In a video posted to social media, the visibly embittered woman is seen collecting her bags after being told to leave.
“Just leave,” one passenger said as the disgraced Karen took her sweet time.
The anti-masker then looks back at the passengers one more time before exiting the plane and makes a snide comment.
“You can clap all you want,” she said.
Passenger Jordan Slade, who filmed the incident on the flight traveling from Ohio to North Carolina, said the woman was making other problems as well.
"She was argumentative from the gate. She demanded to be boarded first and was causing an obvious scene. Once boarded she was making phone calls and arguing with the attendant when asked to put her phone away," Slade told Daily Mail.
With the unidentified belligerent passenger causing an extended delay on the flight, the plane had to go back to the airport to refuel. Other passengers were concerned about getting to their destinations on time.
"A woman in the back got up from her seat and sort of confronted the attendant saying she was going to miss her connection and then directed the conversation back to the woman," Slade said.
Still, it was the Karen's disregard for the safety of others that was most infuriating.
"She also refused to wear a mask putting others on the flight at risk. Another passenger even got up to confront her about her behavior with no mask," Slade said.
Karens usually have an excuse for not wearing a mask. This one said she has a medical condition that prevents her from wearing a face covering.
The woman faced more humiliation after the video went viral on TikTok and Twitter.
Why the hell would someone pay for a flight and then forfeit their seat because they’re too stubborn to wear a mask? Why bother buying a ticket? How long was this flight? Surely it couldn’t be more than a few hours? Crazy ????
— Sarah (@sarahgirlwonder) July 20, 2020
This woman's act is the latest tantrum from a long line of people who have been refusing to wear masks during the pandemic. It's a symptom of a condition known as white privilege, social media users say.
White privilege much? Allowed to bring on WAY too much stuff. Boarded without mask. If she were a POC she would have had to check bags. Racism doesn’t just cost POC more, it allows white people to avoid paying what they owe.
— Steve Zyck ???? (@SteveZyck) July 23, 2020
Others called out the blatant selfishness of refusing to mask up.
People wake up now to show their????. I’m sure she knew the rules before she left the house and she knew she was going to refuse. So many things to protest but they chose to be selfish and not look out for themselves nor others. This is getting so old.
— Tiffany C. (@tipp0010) July 23, 2020
According to Daily Mail, American Airlines has a policy that requires all passengers above 2 years old to wear masks.
"Be sure your face covering is on before you board the plane and wear it during your flight," the policy states. "If you decline to wear one, you may be denied boarding and future travel on American."
Still, people questioned the airline after the latest Karen incident.
How did she even get on the plane without one? Why wasn’t she stopped at the gate? Did she have one on to get in the plane but refused to keep it on? Just drive ‘Karen’! Geez!
— Genevia Clark (@clarkeg337) July 22, 2020
American Airlines will be tightening up its policy starting on Wednesday, Daily Mail reported. The new rule will require passengers to wear a mask in the airport where the trip begins and where it ends, as well as during flight connections.
However, airplanes aren't the only places where people are refusing to wear masks. At a Trader Joe's in California, a shopper was screaming at store employees who asked her to wear a mask.
— D. Giles (@ItsRellzWorld) June 27, 2020
As previously stated, the American Airlines Karen is far from the first white woman to act out amid social distancing orders. She's just one of the several Karens we'll meet in quarantine.