A woman who went viral for screaming about a ‘not real’ passenger on an American Airlines flight has finally explained exactly what she did see.
Marketing executive Tiffany Gomas went viral after a video of her on an aeroplane having a screaming rant about a passenger who she claimed was “not real”. The clip saw the 38-year-old pointing at the back of the domestic US flight cabin, shouting: “I’m getting the f*** off and there’s a reason why I’m getting the f*** off and everyone can either believe it or they can not believe it.
“I don’t give two f***s, but I am telling you right now – that motherf***er back there is NOT real. You can sit on this plane and you can die with them or not. I’m not going to.” The July 2 incident happened on Flight 1009, which was scheduled to depart from Fort Worth, Dallas to Orlando.
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And having already apologised for it, she has now finally explained what actually happened. Speaking to the Pardon My Take podcast, she said: “You know, the reason I probably haven’t come out yet, because it’s like, so cringe — I did not see anything – I mean, I think y’all knew that.
“I got in a bit of an altercation. It spiralled out of control. It was not my best moment. I mean, it was actually a horrible moment. Absolutely mortifying. I was just in my feels. I just needed to get off that [flight.] I was highly distressed. Not a good look. It was not a good situation.”
She went on to claim that her saying “not real” was just an “expression of speech” . . . adding even more confusion to the entire situation. Weeks after the video went viral, Gomes apologised for what happened.
She posted a video on Instagram, in which she said: “First and foremost, I want to take full accountability for my actions. They were completely unacceptable, distressed or not.
“I should have been in control of my emotions and that was not the case. My use of profanity was completely unnecessary, and I want to apologise to everyone on that plane, especially those that had children aboard. I can’t imagine going through that and trying to explain to your kid what in the world just happened.
“We all have our bad moments, some far worse than others, and mine happened to be caught on camera for the whole world to see multiple times.”
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