A female member of crew who was made to clean a male passenger after he used the bathroom on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Taiwan has spoken out about how this experience traumatized her. Writing about her account of the upsetting incident via social media platform Instagram, she said, “I feel dirty.”
A female member of cabin crew who was made to clean a male passenger after he used the bathroom on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Taiwan has spoken out about how the experience traumatized her, Taiwan English News reports.
The incident involved a passenger who has been described by the outlet as being “an old, white, American man.” The man, who was reportedly well over 400lbs in weight, is said to have made “unreasonable requests” of the plane’s cabin crew.
At one point during the course of the flight, he reportedly requested assistance from crew in order to not only get to the toilet, but in order to clean himself after using the lavatory. The passenger explained that his right hand was broken and that, as he had recently had surgery on it, he would not be able to do this himself.
The man – who had to be taken by crew to the business class toilets as he would not fit in the economy facilities – is said to have summoned staff in a half-dressed state and insisted that the crew assist him.
An unnamed female member of crew is said to have been upset at being exposed to the man’s genitalia.
The outlet reported that she told the man, “This is really too much. The cabin crew are all female, and we don’t have a male team member. No one can help you,” to which he is said to have replied, “You promised to help me!”
The member of cabin crew did eventually assist the man and relayed her account of her upsetting experience via Instagram, saying, “I feel dirty.”