Far-left “activists” are about one thing — themselves. They’ll claim they’re part of or are supportive of an activist group, but more times than not it’s a cry for attention that they seem to not be getting from somewhere else in their lives. Just because an “activist” thinks they’re cute or righteous in displaying vulgar phrases publicly in order to prove some kind of “woke” point, doesn’t mean that everyone else is on board with their worship of all things social justice. That’s why one Florida “activist” was recently asked to get off board. See what I did there?
Florida “activist” Arlinda Johns was headed to Illinois and onboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to St. Louis when a flight attendant noticed the mask that Johns was wearing and asked her to cover it up because they thought it was “offensive.” After she and the attendant had a subsequent interaction, the attendant spoke to the pilot, the plane returned to the gate and Johns was escorted off the flight.
The mask in question said “F*** 12,” which is a euphemism for “f*** the police.” Johns was also wearing a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt, but that reportedly wasn’t what the attendant took issue with.
Johns, of course, said she thinks her being black is the reason she was asked to deplane.
“I think I got taken off the plane because I’m black,” Johns said, according to Local 10. “My mask said ‘[F***] 12’ and my shirt said, ‘Black Lives Matter.’”
Local 10 noted that “most people know [Johns] as Tray, a South Florida activist.”
Johns made a bunch of claims in order to gain attention to her “cause,” even explaining that she is an “abolitionist.”
“I am an abolitionist," Johns said. "I believe that we need to defund and abolish the police.”
The “activist” also claims that she complied with the attendant’s request to cover up the mask.
“She [the flight attendant] came back and stood over and said, ‘I better not see that other mask,’” Johns said, explaining the situation. “I said, ‘Leave me alone, lady.’ She stood there, she said, ‘okay, I got you.’”
That’s allegedly when Johns was asked not long after to deplane.
But an airline spokesperson told Local 10 of a conflicting account of why Johns was asked to vacate the flight, saying that “although [Johns] initially complied, [she] later continued to display the inappropriate language. After arriving at the gate, the passenger was asked to deplane.”
American Airlines “Conditions of carriage” clearly states that “offensive clothing” isn’t allowed.
Freedom of speech is absolutely every American's Constitutional right. But, if the airline has a rule specifically talking about "offensive clothing" - not the ambiguous rules that social media platforms hide behind - then you have to follow said rule.
For local coverage of this story, watch below:
H/T: Fox 32 - Chicago