Flight Attendant and Passenger Clash Over American Flag-Themed Neck Gaiter | 22 Words

A video has gone viral after a flight attendant with Spirit Airlines got into a debate over a passenger's face covering after he refused to change his neck gaiter...

The mask issue has caused a serious debate on social media...

While infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be one of the worst affected.

There are currently over 2 million actives cases of the virus here in America...

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And it just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.

Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...

Such as coughing, sneezing, and touching things with your bare hands.

And this is exactly why government officials have been stressing the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces.

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Wearing a protective face covering, combined with other measures such as hand-washing and social distancing, has proven to have a remarkable effect on the spread of viruses.

So, as we slowly ease out of the pandemic...

State officials across the country have made it compulsory to wear a facemask while out in public spaces.

Even President Trump has encouraged people to wear their facemasks...

And we all know his precarious history with following the rules.

The majority of us have been abiding by these rules...

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Wearing a facemask seems like a small sacrifice if it means avoiding a second lockdown, doesn't it?

But, sadly, not everyone has been understanding the severity of the problem.

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Of course, there are countless individuals who seem set on completely disregarding the rules.

Numerous stories of these rulebreakers have been emerging...

And it's safe to say that many of us are feeling pretty ashamed to be a part of the human race right now.

A passenger on Spirit Airlines is one of the latest to question the mask regulations after boarding his flight wearing a gaiter.

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The viral video showed the man refusing to change his face covering, even after the flight attendant told him his was “not legal."

The passenger filmed the altercation and posted it to social media, which prompted Spirit Airlines to respond.

Saying they base their mask rules on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says “gaiters may not be effective."

The flight attendant informs the man of their rules...

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After which, he asks the attendant to “show me those rules" about neck gaiters.

The passenger is then heard saying...

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“I don’t have to wear the mask that you gave me, I’m wearing the mask that I have … I’ve been on 20 flights with this same exact mask."

Obviously frustrated by the man's lack of compliance, the attendant walks away, telling the passenger...

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The airline will “have the authorities waiting for you when we land."

It's not been revealed that the man did have to answer to authorities...

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Although the airline did respond to the incident.

The airline said...

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“Safety is Spirit’s number one priority, which is why our face-covering policy adheres to CDC guidelines."

They continued...

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“The CDC cautions that gaiters may not be effective, which is why we require Guests to either double up neck gaiters so they’re dual-layered and hug the chin, or to switch to a standard ear-loop face covering."

The passenger even refused to double his gaiter, or wear the alternative mask provided.

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The airline assured the public that the design on his mask had nothing to do with why he was approached.

In a final comment, they said...

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“Spirit Airlines proudly welcomes anyone onboard who wants to show their pride with an American flag on a face covering that complies with our policy."

Take a look at the video below...

Surely it would have just been easier to wear the mask the airline provided? Keep scrolling to see what one female flight attendant has to put up with every time she boards a flight...