A MAN was kicked off a United Airlines flight for wearing a pair of panties over his face instead of a Covid mask.
Adam Jenne was escorted off of the Wednesday flight but insists he’s worn panties as a mask on about 20 other flights since Covid rules went into effect.
Video making the rounds on social media shows two flight attendants talking to Jenne before the flight from Florida to Washington, DC, took off.
One told the man he was “not in mask compliance,” and would need to “come off the airplane.”
Jenne told WFTX that several other passengers left the plane in protest after he was told he would not be allowed to fly with the underwear on his face.
NBC News reported that he compared himself to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955.
United Airlines confirmed to The Sun in a statement that the passenger had been banned from future flights.
“The customer clearly wasn’t in compliance with the federal mask mandate and we appreciate that our team addressed the issue on the ground prior to takeoff, avoiding any potential disruptions in the air.
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“This customer has been banned from traveling with United,” the statement said.
Jenne told WBBH that he decided to wear a red thong on his face instead of a mask because mask mandates are “absurd.”
“I think the best way to illustrate absurdity is with absurdity,” he said. “Every single flight has been met with different reactions from the flight crew.”
Jenne was reportedly escorted off the plane by police officers after security was called.
He told WFLA that it’s not the first time he’d been booted from a flight for breaking the mask rules.
The panties got him kicked off a Delta flight earlier this year, he said.
The TSA currently requires that everyone on commercial flights were face masks at all times.
On United Airlines’ website, it even specifies that masks must be worn in between bites and sips while eating and drinking.
“Federal law requires all travelers age 2 and older to wear a face mask with no vents or openings that fully covers their nose and mouth,” the website says.
“Masks must be worn in the airport and during the entire flight, and between bites and sips if travelers are eating or drinking.
“Travelers who aren’t wearing their masks in the airport or on board may be refused transport, be subject to fines, and could also lose their travel privileges on future United flights.”