A pilot flying a commercial plane from the United States to Mexico said he will turn the plane around if a passenger refuses to stop sending nude photos to other passengers.
One of the passengers received a nude photo from another passenger and complained to an air stewardess.
Soon after, the captain made an announcement over the intercom system. The announcement was captured and shared on TikTok which has since gone viral.
In the video, the pilot can be heard saying “So, here’s the deal. If this continues while we’re on the ground, I’m going to have to pull back to the gate, everybody’s going to have to get off, we’re going to have to get security involved, and (your) vacation is going to be ruined.”
“Whatever that AirDrop thing is, quit sending naked pictures, let’s get yourself to Cabo.”
The practice of sending unsolicited and explicit photos to nearby strangers is known as cyberflashing. It means a person invites another person to accept an Airdrop from them. Once accepted the person then receives nude photos of, usually, a stranger.
Although it’s not a crime in most countries just yet, cyberflashing is already considered a misdemenour in Texas. In California, a new bill has been sent to the state legislature to criminalise the action and giving the recipient the chance to sue the sender, if the recipient is 18 years or older.
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