Airline made pregnant woman clean toddler's mess on hands and knees
"Are you kidding me?!"
Anthony Bass has divided opinions after he criticised United Airlines for making his 22-week-pregnant wife clean up their toddler's mess on her hands and knees.
The incident happened on Sunday April 16th when Anthony's wife, Sydney and their two young children boarded a flight on United Airlines.
The dad-of-two claimed that flight staff handed out popcorn onboard and even uploaded a photo showing the aftermath of the kids' snack time.
Of course, kids can be messy eaters and the photo proved that as there was popcorn all over the floor and the seat.
However, Anthony was not impressed at the flight staff who reportedly made his wife clean up the mess knowing she was heavily pregnant.
He took to Twitter to voice his frustrations saying: "The flight attendant @united just made my 22 week pregnant wife traveling with a 5 year old and 2 year old get on her hands and knees to pick up the popcorn mess by my youngest daughter.
"Are you kidding me?!?!"
The flight attendant @united just made my 22 week pregnant wife traveling with a 5 year old and 2 year old get on her hands and knees to pick up the popcorn mess by my youngest daughter. Are you kidding me?!?! pic.twitter.com/vLYyLyJC54
— Anthony Bass (@AnthonyBass52) April 16, 2023
Who is responsible?
Although some people understood why Anthony was angry, the post attracted a lot of backlash with many asking who's responsibility it was to clean up the child's mess.
One person commented under Anthony's post and said: "Genuinely curious who should clean up the mess your 2 year old made? As a parent of three kids I am the one responsible for them."
Another wrote: "Just because you’re rich doesn’t mean everyone is your servant. I hope this helps."
United Airlines responded to Anthony's Tweet saying: "We'd like to look into this. When you have a moment, please DM your wife's confirmation number along with any additional details regarding her interaction with this crew member."
He updated people with a follow up tweet just a few hours later.
He wrote: "Thank you for the support. United Airlines is taking care of matters with the flight attendant internally."
People were taken aback by Anthony's tweet with most saying as a parent it is your responsibility to clean up after your child. Some even said Anthony should have asked his kids to clean up after themselves.
One comment read: "5 year olds should be able to pick up the mess tbh."
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