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Flight Attendant Fights Back After Passenger Calls Him "Faggot"

An Emirates flight attendant didn't let an anti-gay slur from a passenger fly (no pun intended).

After landing in Sydney and running into the flight attendant at the baggage carousel, the unidentified man allegedly called him a "faggot" because of the size of the flight crew's luggage. Unfortunately, he picked the wrong flight attendant to call a derogatory term. 

The Emirates attendant made sure everyone standing around the pair knew what transpired before asking the police to intervene. Upon being questioned by Australian Federal Police, the man apologized, according to an AFP spokeswoman. 

"The airline employee requested an apology, which the passenger then provided. The AFP considers this matter finalized."

A bystander recorded video of some of what transpired:

What do you think of the way this attendant handled being called "faggot"? 

(Source: DailyMail)
 

 

Comments

Eastern Airlines would have known what to do in a case like this!!

What I saw in the video was a homosexual flight attendant who was humiliated for existing and when the attendant voiced his complaint out loud, other airport workers ignored him!   I think they're as guilty as the vocal bigot for their silence.  Didn't they want to be associated with their f****t coworker?   Own the WHOLE truth about this ugly incident or be a hypocrite. 

Why do they block out the word "faggot " on the video. And why do they hide the biggots face. It looks like this was reported by The Daily Mail and they are the most homophobic newspaper in the UK. TWATS !!

I've worked as a FA for 35 years, and the rudeness of the flying public never ceases to amaze me or my colleagues. Emirates probably leave home for a very long time when they go to work, hence the large piece of luggage, provided them by the company; not their decision. We are also required to use luggage that our company provides us. Nonetheless, it still does not give some anonymous asshole the right to be defamatory.

Why is his face hidden? It should be on display, for the whole world to see. Karma will get him and kick him in the ass

We do all have our freedom, and one of them is the freedom of speech; BUT your freedom of speech limits you to the extent of not hurting others feelings; FREEDOM is a POSITIVE word don`t use it to disrespect others. There`s nothing wrong for being gay.

You like so many others miss understand what freedom of speech is. 

All freedom of speech is "Congress shall not enact any laws limiting your speech" paraphrased. 

It has nothing to do with what you say, how you act. Or anything like that. 

"Freedom of Speech" is a two way street. People have the freedom to respond and get in your face if you say something idiotic. That whole "freedom of speech" thing isn't a shield for verbal stupidity. 

I was recently on a Jetstar flight, the flight attendant asked two young men in the emergency exit rows were asked if they were willing to help other pax in the event of an emergency.. they called him a faggot. I guess these guys learnt that kind of hatred from their (Islamic) family. The flight attendant reported them, there was an announcement that two passengers were not suitable to fly, and they were escorted off the flight by security. Watch out haters.... 

Anyone who is that hostile or belligerent in responding to a legitimate question from a crewmember is a security risk to the flight and should be removed immediately, apology or not.

Good for the crew for evicting them! We are only doing our jobs by briefing passengers seated at overwing exits and this is Level One interference. Enough is enough! The aircraft is our office and we are in charge, so compliance on the part of passengers is mandatory

I was recently on a Jetstar flight, the flight attendant asked two young men in the emergency exit rows were asked if they were willing to help other pax in the event of an emergency.. they called him a faggot. I guess these guys learnt that kind of hatred from their (Islamic) family. The flight attendant reported them, there was an announcement that two passengers were not suitable to fly, and they were escorted off the flight by security. Watch out haters.... 

what the heck does islamic family has to do with this ? have u lived with muslims ? do u what islam is ? am sure not .. am sure u r just another ignorant who says stuff just to seem interesting .. well.. i only see hatred from non-muslims.. but i dont call anybody anything! be open minded for once and try to see the world for what it is and not for what they wanna show u on the media ..

Golly gee whiz:  Do you know what Islam is?  I kind of think that if they don't give woman many rights that they are definitely not going to give gay folks any.  Hey what do I know?  Just a physician who has traveled extensively around the world including the middle east.

Some of the comments make me sick really sick. Freedom of speech  on something like that ? Obviously is so many idiots up there. I'm gay and I'm very proud of that. And I going to tell you this. Your freedom of speech ends when you not respect other people. All I see here is people the are not educated. But in the moss cases of the people the talk bud about gay people in this cases they are the first ones to have sex with us. Been gay a can tell you the I have more sex with married man or single man with girlfriend  so much more man like that then a gay man. And this type  of man always use this way to refer of gay person is because they are afraid of someone know the they are gay to. So they have to cover that up by say bud thinks to others. But in the gay life the are in from of the line  to have sex with gay's always behind the society 

Paxs are not to verbally harras or interfere with a crew member's duty. The gentleman in the video handled the offending party with decorum & class. 

Its an airline in the middle east and well...they don't like 'faggots' in the middle east. Its absolute crap.

Did you look at the pictures? They are clearly in Australia.

I manage a big box retailer in the US, a "customer" thought it would be a good idea to call me a fag a few years ago. He got a certified letter from our corporate office saying that if he comes back in the store or any of our stores he is subject to trespassing charges and we canceled all of his accounts that he holds with us and our business partners. Because I work for a company that cares about it's employees.

that's great. you work for an amazing company!

That's huge! Now that is how support for employees is to be done!

SUCK IT HATERS!

Then you work for a great company! Way to go!

No one has the right to insult another human being, what bothered me the most is that the airline Emirates fired this worker for stand up for himself, that tells me the politics of this Company, well, I will not fly an Airline that have this kind of respect for their employees

He didnt get fired! He is still on the roster and management backed him up.

He didn't get fired. I m chatting with him now. We are good friends living in Dubai

Sadly he got fired from emirates airlines the next day because emirates doesnt allowed employees to fight or make any confrontation while we are in uniform

Erick where did you get your info from? 

Spreading gossip are you? He didn't get fired in fact he's headed back to Sydney on another trip. Check his roster and stop spreading rumors about your company. 

As my Aunt Eller once said,' I may not be no better then anybody else, but I'll be damned if I ain't just as good.'

I'll learn you gooder, I will...

Not right at all no one should be treated that way no one has the right to speak to another that wAy good for the flight attendant and some of theese comments make me sick shame on you

Yeah, when I was a pilot for an airline, anyone who spoke like that to one of our flight attendants would have been kicked off.  I had one piece of shit call a ramp agent the 'n' word because he had to gate check his bag.  When I informed him he wouldn't be traveling, he changed his tune. At that point it didnt matter, disrespect any of my coworkers and you can drive for all I care!

Love that! Regardless of who or what you are, discrimination is wrong! Thank you for taking a stand!

I'd have been arrested because the pax would be out cold where he stood. I'm a faggot with skills.

"Faggot, with skills!!" Hell Yeah, I love it!!
Right on, Sean!!

Damn right.  I would've knocked that fucker on his ass and blew him a kiss.

     Having worked in the restaurant industry since I was ten, there is not ever a reason to treat another person like they are somehow inferior. This may not be a restaurant but the fact remains that anyone who speaks to another person like they are inferior should be ashamed of themselves. Personally, if I took it upon myself to punish everyone that ever talked to me negatively, I would have a trail of bodies behind me. I just wish I could punch someone JUST ONCE for treating me like I'm somehow less of a person.

There is no law against stating one is a faggott or a nigger. Call t hem as you see them! Freedom of Speech is our right!

As distasteful as derogatory comments are, they are not illegal.   The gentleman does have the right to speech, even if others find such speech offensive.  It is protected. 

Freedom of speech is not freedom from the consequences of that speech.

you be called a Nazi Facist scum.. called you just as you are.

In Australia we have an Equal opportunity Act, RacIial discrimination Act, Sex discrimination Act and Human Rights Commission Act which each can be used in a case of verbal assault and harassment. Please stay in your own country bigot, you wouldn't like it here.

Honey, just because u are insecure about who u are doesn't mean that u have the right to talk to someone like this. The fact that that passenger paid a ticket doesn't mean he bought the steward as well. He bought a meal and a seat on the plane. I choose to be nice to the passengers but if u treat me bad I'll treat u bad, u give me shit I'll give more shit. They can fire me any day. It doesn't matter if I think that it's ok to be gay or not, respect that u show to other people is the respect u show yourself. U think you will win anything by offending other people???? It just shows how insecure u are about yourself. U are confusing freedom of speech with the right to offend somebody. 

typical that you would sign "anonymous".  Calling it as I see it douche coward

The First Amendment only means that the government cannot punish you for your beliefs. It doesn't mean that this man (or ANY employee or employer) has to listen and forgive your racist, bigoted, disgusting language. Shame on you!

Well I hope you don't plan a vacation in Canada or most any other industrialised country, particularly those which fought against fascism or were allies of fascists and conquered.  Freedom of thought and speech do NOT mean you can assault others with insults and nastiness. Freedom here is considered also freedom FROM abuse. You will be fined, it's a crime out here. There has to be a limit to "free speech", and I hope one day it will come to America, because we're all tired of the abusive manner ignorant right-wing nut job Americans (for example Tea Party Teahadists) treat others. You give the good Americans a bad name

There is also no law stating a business or it's employees must accept ignorance, harassment or bigots.  Call them as you see them. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.  No refund required!  

That is in your country only , where I come from they will make you eat ur freedom of speech kicking ur ass if u call someone else a fagg

Out of all the comments this one is the best "Eat your freedom of speech" 

and you are the reason why people hate America, way to go. take a right that people fought and died for use to have, a right that people fight and die to protect, A right that many people across the globe wished they had. and you "Anonymous" you use it to wipe your ass with in making comments like this. Yes it is your right to make comments like this but it is also my right to say you are piss poor example of a person exercising said right.

you are disgusting. this is simply the reason our world is falling apart. shame on you.

my freedom of speech says your a fuckin asshole to think hateful words like that are appropriate

And YOU are what's wrong with society, point blank. If you honestly think it's OK to call someone out of their name and you don't even know them, you're one to wear your ignorance on your sleeve... so, like this man, don't be surprised when you get put in your place.

In many countries, using such language is not illegal.  However, it does come with consequences.  Unfortunately the man's face is pixilated,  little public shaming of someone's bigotry is completely appropriate.  As is clearly what 'Anonymous' is afraid of.  If you are going to write something have the fortitude to sign your name, Asshat!

Uh...this happened in Australia, you cowardly, anonymous, self-loathing bitch. First Amendment don't apply there. Get a grip on reality, for once.

anonymous, you're a spineless cunt, calling it how it is, dickhead.

You sound like an ignorant dumbass. Just calling it as I see it.

Good luck to the flight attendant, I'd love to see how the incident report gets lodged with his employer?!

Hey gutless commentator ...... don t use UAE to threat people ..... the UAE and the Airline are more intelligent that your peanut brain.

Actually the airline teaches employees to report incidents and not have to put up with this rubbish !

I'm not gonna watch the video on my mobile as I don't have Adblock on here and I refuse to give the homophobic Daily Mail a single penny in ad revenue. Notice how the title of the video isn't "passenger gets put in place after picking on wrong flight attendant" (or something similarly pro-gay) Fuck the Daily Mail and fuck that homophobic passenger!

Too bad the flight attendat works for Emirates--which is owned by the United Arab Emirates, a country that has made homosexuality illegal--punishable by jailtime, fines or even death. We should be boycotting that airline.

I have lived in the UAE for 32 years
No homosexual ever been killed for being gay
Cross dressing is not allowed but whatever is behind doors is ok
Not to mention we have 3 gay clubs
To all the haters of UAE your as bad as any homophobe
And in UAE you can raise a slander case for being called a faggot
Gays actually are more protected here as human beings then gay rights

they're not really gay clubs. it's not that fab. more like a coffee shop.

Jerzy

I don t understand your comment !

Is it a good thing what the Crew did ?   or are you saying the UAE is anti Gay and its not very 21st Century ?

Yes , that what he is saying because it is exactly what the UAE is. Racist, anti Gay and because they build a few tall structures doesn't make then 21st Century.  

It is NOT a hate crime.

If it happened in the uk, it's a hate crime. Quite rightly so. 

...And your point is?!!

Forgive my spelling error... A hate crime"

That passenger committed assault and here in California that would be considered it a crime... Prohibit that passenger from ever flying Emirates again and invalidate his frequent flyer account

I applaud the flight attendant. I hope the guy who called him a faggot drops dead.

Good for him ( flight attendant ) He did the right thing.

Put him on the no fly list.

I am a flight attendant and if someone used that language with me or a coworker or misogynistic words I would publicly embarrass him/her as well. It is the least they deserve.

He didn't aggravate the situation... no one should have to put up with that.

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