Strangers On A Plane Fairytale Goes Sour

posted by Mary Booth - 

You may have seen the story... a couple wants to sit together on a 4-hour flight and they ask someone to change seats.  Then they watch... and document... what they consider to be a budding romance unfolding right before their eyes. 

Cute story, right?  Not if you're one of the people being "documented".  The woman involved says it's been a nightmare, not a fairytale.  

Here's her statement, from Business Insider

"I am a young professional woman. On July 2, I took a commercial flight from New York to Dallas. Without my knowledge or consent, other passengers photographed me and recorded my conversation with a seatmate. They posted images and recordings to social media, and speculated unfairly about my private conduct.

"Since then, my personal information has been widely distributed online. Strangers publicly discussed my private life based on patently false information. I have been doxxed, shamed, insulted and harassed. Voyeurs have come looking for me online and in the real world.

"I did not ask for and do not seek attention. #PlaneBae is not a romance - it is a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent.

"Please continue to respect my privacy, and my desire to remain anonymous."


The woman who posted the story has removed her tweets and apologized for the invasion of privacy.

Oh, and here's the guy involved and his thoughts on the matter-- 

Bottom line? We need to learn that there are boundaries.  Other people's lives are not yours to share on social media.  

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