It’s pretty much a known fact that airplanes are not the most sanitary places. After all, with so many people (and their germs) confined in a tight space for hours at a time, there’s bound to be some cross-contamination. Most people will usually do their best to help with the situation, with cleaning tools like hand sanitizer or by keeping their hands and feet to themselves. However, one passenger on a recent flight did no such thing.
A recent tweet revealed an airplane passenger using his feet to control a touch screen.
That’s right. This passenger took the grime to a whole new level by using is bare feet to touch a screen that thousands of people had probably used before him, and that thousands more will probably use in the future. Think about that the next time you’re on a plane.
Author and law professor Alafair Burke tweeted the video of the foot fiend after her Twitter-less friend sent it to her. Burke wrote that the video “belongs on Twitter,” and it really, really does.
My friend who doesn’t have twitter sent this from her flight. It belongs on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/qG6d54V5Dd— Alafair Burke (@alafairburke) July 15, 2019
Some might think that the passenger was using his feet because he didn’t have have the use of his hands, but Burke assured her followers that this guy is capable of using his hands. He just preferred to use his feet. Burke said, “The photographer confirms that she saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet.”
The photographer confirms that she saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet.
— Alafair Burke (@alafairburke) July 16, 2019
Burke is pretty adamant of not providing any details that might out the identity of the footsy passenger, but that isn’t stopping people from having some really strong reactions to the unsanitary feet incident.
People are mostly concerned about all the dirt from those feet that rubbed off on the screen.
Y’ALL DON’T BATHE YOUR FEET SO THIS IS VIOLENCE pic.twitter.com/nx8tHhwME0
— K.Elizabeth AKA Cleopatra Jones Jr. (@theKelizabeth82) July 16, 2019
Some people thought that this was one of the worst things they’ve ever seen on Twitter, which is saying a lot since Twitter has some pretty dark shadows.
This is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen on twitter.
— laney (@misslaneym) July 16, 2019
In fact, there are those who demand authorities be called over the situation.
Everyone: “YOU CANT CALL THE COPS, WE’RE IN THE SKY!”
Me, regardless: pic.twitter.com/ScKl9Yyaeb
— X (@XLNB) July 15, 2019
Other people are worried about the passengers who use that screen after this guy.
The next passenger in that seat will get Athlete’s Mouth.
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) July 16, 2019
But, other people think that feet are no dirtier than hands, and so they don’t really see an issue.
You fools, you nincompoops, for believing their fingers are any more sanitary than their feet. This human being was just in an Airport, nothing about them is clean
— Kyle 🌱 (@KylePlantEmoji) July 16, 2019
Still, a lot of people argue that people like the foot passenger are why you should clean your airplane seat right when you board.
This is why I wipe down everything on a plane. This pic was from my New Orleans to NYC flight. People are disgusting and plane attendants don’t clean anything. pic.twitter.com/rETMhQYXtz
— kelleefreeman (@KelleeFreeman) July 16, 2019
Model Naomi Campbell has an intense airplane hygiene routine, and the foot guy has a lot of people thinking she might be on to something.
Naomi made some points pic.twitter.com/7nmxqg6XZ9
— boop (@boopyape) July 16, 2019
The video just provides an important warning to frequent fliers everywhere: Be vigilant about feet in the open air. You never know what they’ve been touching.