Viral footage has shown the moment a family was kicked off a flight, after spotting their 2-year-old daughter not wearing a mask.
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Now, wearing facemasks has been a point of debate for over a year...
Because, sadly, a staggering number of people still protest against wearing them in public spaces.
More and more people have been joining the anti-mask movement...
With many arguing that being made to wear a face mask during the global pandemic is "against their human rights."
Studies have shown there could be genuine physiological reasons as to why some people don't want to wear a face covering.HuffPost. "Some will feel safer exercising their control over not wearing a mask, while others will feel safer exercising their control to wear one."
Other experts blame mixed messages from those in power which, we must say, explains a lot.
If face masks is the answer why was wearing them not made compulsory months ago??— Mark Seaney (@Mark Seaney)1594825788.0
But, whatever the reasons, masks have become an extremely polarizing topic...
With "anti-mask" protests continuing to take place all around the world.
But, with the growth of anti-maskers, there have been cases where those who are exempt have been told to comply with the rules...
A recent video shows a flight attendant threatening to kick a family off a plane in Florida because their 2-year-old wasn't wearing a mask.
All of the passengers on the flight were eventually forced to get off the plane, only to get back on again after the ordeal...
In footage posted on social media, a flight attendant said they needed to exit the plane for "non-compliance" with the mask rules.
And people are outraged...
@defnoodles A lot of children don’t wear masks anyways because they don’t understand that it’s important to wear on… https://t.co/YHhDf9X3u1— 🦕Addy🦕 (@🦕Addy🦕)1617657353.0
@defnoodles She’s 2 years old. I haven’t seen any sort of establishment require toddlers to keep a mask on. Also...… https://t.co/oXdDa0R7Yu— Friedtofu. (@Friedtofu.)1617657408.0
@defnoodles How was she supposed to eat then 😂 These people really lack common sense— Alex Wolf (@Alex Wolf)1617657435.0
@defnoodles I’m all for masking and taking Covid seriously but 1. She was eating. 2. She’s only 2 years old— 𝘠𝘢𝘬𝘬 (@𝘠𝘢𝘬𝘬)1617657496.0
@defnoodles "I uNdErStAnD" obviously you don't understand. She's eating, theres nothing wrong with that— Dyani (@Dyani)1617657578.0
@defnoodles Shes 2. Plus she's eating. She doesn't need to wear a bloody mask. This is ridiculous. Yeah the dad may… https://t.co/bJck0Bk6xn— 🖤☆Twisted Angel☆🖤 (@🖤☆Twisted Angel☆🖤)1617657593.0
According to the viral clip, the Spirit worker gestured to the little girl and said, "She's not wearing a mask."
"The baby?" the mom replied confused.
A woman then speaks out that "a lot of kids aren't wearing masks."
"You've been sitting next to me. Was I wearing the mask the whole time? Was I wearing the mask the whole time, everybody?" said the dad.
"I'll make sure he wears it. Everything is going to be fine," said the man filming.
The mom argued, "That's only a child and a 2-year-old."
"It's not my choice. You have to take your stuff and get off," the airline worker insisted, saying that they were in "non-compliance with the mask policy."
"We're done talking. The pilot wants you off, so you have to get off," she said.
The mom continued: "She's a baby. She just turned 2 a month ago. She's been trying to wear it."
The flight attendant threatened to call the police and walked away from the family.
Passengers packed up and were forced off the plane.
As the dad tells someone, "The captain was OK with it, the entire plane was OK with it but there was one African American that was not OK with it."
He also mentions his wife is pregnant, that his daughter just turned 2, and that his son has special needs and experiences seizures.
A third video showed cops saying: "they're the ones who were the problem" as the family walks by.
Orlando police said they were called about a general disturbance aboard the Spirit flight.
"Upon arrival, officers saw that the flight was in the middle of de-boarding. Our officers stood by, while Spirit Airlines resolved the issue," a spokesman said.
A Spirit representative insisted that it was the parents that refused to wear a mask, although this wasn't caught on camera...
The family was later allowed to reboard the flight after being warned.
According to Spirit Airlines, they require all passengers to wear face coverings. Children under the age of 2 are exempt.
GUESS WHO’S CANCELLED: Spirit Airlines gets backlash after video shows flight attendant attempting to remove family from airplane because their 2-year-old daughter was eating without a mask on.— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) April 5, 2021
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