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‘Passenger Shaming’ calls out rude airplane passengers

This guy found himself called out on the Passenger Shaming Instagram page.
This guy found himself called out on the Passenger Shaming Instagram page. Passenger Shaming

The next time the person behind you on the plane sticks their stinky ol’ bare feet on the back of your seat, take a picture. And here’s what to do with it.

Passenger Shaming is a new social media tool travelers are using to call out the rude, disgusting, tasteless and downright icky behavior of their fellow airplane passengers.

And from the photos already posted on the Passenger Shaming Facebook and Instagram pages, there’s a lot of that going around these days.

One guy was photographed sleeping with his shirt off, belly out. Another dude was caught digging for gold, or something, inside his pants.

A small child is shown sitting on a potty – in the middle of the aisle.

And feet, feet, feet. Check out all the pictures of bare feet propped on the back of seats. In one photo, a very bendy woman has her naked tootsies resting on her food tray.

And where is it written that it’s OK to clip your toenails on a plane? We’ve seen it ourselves.

Former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen started the public shaming effort in January of 2013 as a way to get travelers to think twice about their behavior in public.

“Don’t end up here,” warns Kathleen, who has an uphill climb to put the friendly back in the skies.

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