Passengers applaud American Airlines staff for kicking woman off a flight after she refused to wear a mask


An entire plane applauded and cheered as a ‘Karen’ who refused to wear a mask was removed from an American Airlines flight.

Passenger Jordan Slade took video of the moment the woman, who was not wearing any face covering in defiance of flight guidelines, was kicked off the flight traveling from Ohio to North Carolina on July 19.

Slade, of North Carolina, said the woman claimed she wasn’t wearing a mask because of a medical condition.

As the woman gathered her items and angrily walked off passengers clapped and hollered with joy.

When the applause broke out the woman angrily turned around and snapped back: ‘You can clap all you want.’

Two masked American Airlines employees were seen at the head of the plane waiting to escort the woman out as she indignantly gathered her three giant bags.

‘Just leave. We have flights to get on,’ one passenger yelled back.

‘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 said to

‘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,’ she revealed.

The woman’s back and forth with attendees and refusal to wear a mask took up so much time that after she was kicked off the flight the plane had to go back to the airport to refuel.

Slade said she and her friends filmed the incident because it was such a disruption to the flight. She uploaded the clip onto her Tik Tok, where it went viral.

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