Although it is just one moment out of millions of incidents similar to it across the world, it nevertheless seems to capture so many cross currents of our addled culture of the moment. There is now also these additional details from this: ‘SIT DOWN, KAREN’ Baywatch star & ex-Playboy model Patricia Cornwall ‘hit 80-year-old Delta passenger in argument over masks on flight’.
The argument reportedly began as the actress tried to reach her seat after going to the bathroom.
Her path was apparently being blocked by a flight attendant who was serving tea and coffee to passengers.
The complaint states: “Cornwall asked the flight attendant to help her find her seat to which the flight attendant asked Cornwall to find an open seat until the beverage service was complete.”
RSM told police that Cornwall allegedly asked the stewardess: “What am I, Rosa Parks?”
The pair became involved in a heated confrontation after the man apparently told the actress that they weren’t on a bus in Alabama.
Cornwall was detained when the plane landed at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.
She was later released on a $20,000 bond. It’s not clear if she was charged.
Entitled, ignorant but amazingly pretty, the probability of this going any further towards prosecution is near zero.
As for knowing who Rosa Parks is, you would have to be something like in your 70s or 80s to remember and be offended by someone crying martyr by being asked to find a vacant seat on a plane, which I am amazed even exist at the present time.
By the way, do you know who Rosa Parks is?
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has honored her as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”
The woman on the plane, however, thinks she is being oppressed by having to find a seat on a plane. Is there anyone, anywhere defending what she said or did?