Flight attendants are overworked, underpaid, and a report found that “transportation workers have the highest COVID-19 risk score — 75.7 out of an average 30.2 — of 966 non-health jobs assessed.” They’re about as essential as essential workers get, but because they make customers wear masks to prevent catching a virus that is still killing over 8,000 people every day, Tomi Lahren thinks they’re Nazis. I guess she would know.
During a discussion about “unruly behavior” in the skies on Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News program Outnumbered, former-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called on viewers to “be nice to our flight attendants” after a “brutal year” of “being the mask police.” Lahren had a different, less empathetic take. “But I will disagree a little bit with Kayleigh on this. I don’t honestly ever do this, but I will say there are so many good flight attendants out there. But there are some flight attendants that take their job as the mask police to extremes, becoming almost Nazis of the air.”
If McEnany is the voice of reason, something has gone terribly wrong:
Lahren, who once referred to social distancing as “willful slavery,” said the strict enforcement of mask mandates is irritating some airline passengers. Airlines have reported a sharp uptick in bad behavior from passengers this year. “It drops beneath your nose,” Lahren said, referencing a slipping mask, and flight attendants are “constantly getting mad at you.”
Lahren continued her bad takes on Twitter, where she tweeted, “You can be kicked off a plane for having an already useless mask below your nose but you won’t be kicked out of this country for being a criminal illegal alien. Makes sense, in Biden’s America.” She also wrote that Joe Biden’s “vaccine patrol” can “kiss my country ass.” Twitter can be very bad (@TomiLahren) but it can also be very good (people making fun of Tomi Lahren).
Tomi Lahren calls flight attendants "Nazis of the air" for enforcing the airlines' mask mandates. pic.twitter.com/3Zog6M1Hgq
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 8, 2021
While she’s projecting, we’re protecting.
This is the kind of hateful rhetoric that has kept us from acting like Americans, mobilizing a national response in solidarity in the face of this crisis. We take pride in saving lives. Turn off Tomi and join us. #EndThePandemic 1/3 https://t.co/PBwRf0UAgP
— Sara Nelson (@FlyingWithSara) July 8, 2021
It’s…. a…. federal…… mandate…… they are just doing their jobs. Tomi Lahren is insane. https://t.co/H1ZYlK6mf2
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) July 9, 2021
Yeah nazis we’re real sticklers about not wanting people to breathe toxic inhalants https://t.co/SgTPnWLIZz
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) July 8, 2021
This is your monthly reminder that COVID safety precautions are not comparable to the systematic targeting and murder of 6 million Jews. https://t.co/qQLZDE6ReZ
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) July 8, 2021
The dick of the day trophy goes to Wells Fargo for murdering their customers’ credit and to Tomi Lahren for calling flight attendants “Nazis of the air,” simply for enforcing mask mandates. I just took a domestic flight and appreciate them for enforcing the mandate. Truly.#DOTD
— Jason Overstreet (@JasonOverstreet) July 8, 2021
— Aliprazolam (@AJ_F612) July 8, 2021
Tomi Lahren called flight attendants “nazis of the air” for enforcing the mask mandate. I call anyone who makes false equivalents to the Holocaust ignorant anti-Semites. Fuck you.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) July 8, 2021
Flight attendants work so hard. Many of them have been furloughed or lost their jobs this year. If there was ever a time not to be shitty to flight attendants this is the time.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 8, 2021
Every time Tomi Lahren trends, a Karen gets her wings.
— Amy Lynn🧦 (@AmyAThatcher) July 8, 2021
Tomi Lahren called flight attendants “nazis of the air” for enforcing the mask mandate.
Every airline should permanently ban her. Who agrees?
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) July 8, 2021
Propagandist white supremacist Tomi Lahren just called flight attendants the Nazis of the skies for responsibly enforcing mask mandates onboard flights.
And I say that airlines should ban her permanently as she’s too dangerous to be let on any plane.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 9, 2021
Tomi Lahren called flight attendants “nazis of the air” for following mask guidance.
Tomi Lahren is also a piece of ignorant trash and should never be allowed to fly again.
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸 (@ImSpeaking13) July 8, 2021