Sometimes compliance just isn’t enough with mask police.
A man was removed from a Delta Airlines flight this week after attendants were so triggered by his “F*ck Biden” sweatshirt that they couldn’t bear to allow him to remain on the plane even after he took it off.
Jauneil Brooks was on a layover flight in New York after participating in the ongoing truckers for freedom convoy in DC when the nightmare incident unfolded, causing him to have to find other arrangements for his trip back home.
Citing a nonexistent company policy, the cabin crew threatened Brooks with placement on the no-fly list for daring to express a political opinion they did not like. He was ordered to remove the clothing or risk the entire plane being grounded – which he reluctantly did. But, even after he complied with their nonsensical orders, they revoked his ticket and kicked him off the flight anyway.
Video of the incident was posted online by Brooks shortly after it happened. The flight attendant can be seen telling Brooks that his clothing violates Delta’s company policy, so he must take it off completely or flip it inside out in order to keep his seat.
“If you don’t come on the jet bridge, and flip your shirt outside in and out, right? So that word doesn’t show, I will have to deplane the whole aircraft,” the flight attendant said.
“I’m sorry about that sir, but that is the policy, you cannot wear that,” she continued, this time with the added threat of his name being added to the no-fly list.
Completely baffled by the request, Brooks questions her to show him the specific policy that would restrict him from wearing the ‘F*ck Biden’ hoodie, which, predictably, she is unable to provide. In fact, she takes it one step further, saying Brooks’ request would be “inconvenient” to her.
Brooks shot back: “No, you’re making this inconvenient, because last time I checked, I live in the United States of America, with the First Amendment freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of religion, do I not? – Do I not have the freedom of the press, freedom of religion, or freedom of speech anymore in this country?” He continued.
After getting nowhere with the crew, Brooks can be seen complying with the requests and taking off the sweatshirt, but once he sits back down, they begin harassing him again – this time to pack up his things and get off the plane. Apparently, Brooks’ removing his mask while he took off his hoodie was too much for the delicate Delta employees to handle, even if it was just for the quick moment.
“So I’m still getting kicked off the plane?” Brooks asked.
“Yeah, you’re not putting — wearing the mask,” the flight attendant responded.
“I literally just took off my hoodie,” Brooks said. “If you ask me nice, I will put back on the mask which I was doing as you came back up here.”
I will be telling everyone not to fly Delta Airlines ever again. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 10, 2022
Libsoftiktok did some digging and reached out to Delta Airlines about the so-called policy that would restrict people from wearing certain clothing like the ‘F*ck Biden’ hoodie. As it turns out – no surprise here – there is no such policy that exists, according to Delta customer support.
“So technically I can wear a shirt that says ‘F Trump’?” Libs of TikTok asked.”
Oh. No worries. There are no clothing policy on Delta’s [sic]. You can wear anything you want,” a Delta representative confirmed.
Brooks spoke with the Post Millennial about his experience and told them that he is planning on suing the airline for their treatment of him in the incident. He also said that he is committed to fighting for Americans’ freedom of speech, and to take Americans’ freedoms back.
From the Post Millennial:
“Yeah, it’s crazy how just the day before I was sitting in the room with Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Johnson about how our freedoms are being stripped away. And, you know, I guess it’s just the right timing, but I’m gonna fight for our freedom of speech, and companies can’t be taking advantage of American people anymore. Just because their pockets are huge,” said Brooks.
“But, no, we need to have our freedoms back from Republican to Democrat to liberal to, you know, whatever it is. Our freedoms are infringed. And I gotta make sure somebody learns a lesson, if I can make sure that that happens.”
Brooks also said that he will be suing Delta for the incident.