A uniquely defiant passenger has been kicked off a flight in the US after hanging a G-string on his face in place of wearing a face mask.
Footage of the man being asked to leave a Washington DC-bound flight from Port Lauderdale in Florida for not being "mask compliant" was shared with local news station WSVN.
The flight attendant told the passenger, later identified as Adam Jenne, that he was going to have to exit the aircraft as his face mask was not compliant with the federal government's mandate.
Mr Jenne was actually wearing a red G-string – a move which he essentially characterised as a protest against the mandate.
"Illustrating that absurdity by wearing women’s underwear on my face sounds perfect," he told WSVN.
Passengers and airline workers are required to wear face masks in indoor areas of transportation hubs, regardless of their vaccination status.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention says this includes airports, bus or ferry terminals and train stations. The rules apply in federal building in all US territories.
In the video, Mr Jenne walks off the plane after being told he was unable to fly due to his choice in face covering.
However he wasn't the only one who didn't make it to Washington DC. After Mr Jenne was asked to leave, another passengers challenged the airline crew before refusing to put his mask on.
After a confrontation with a seperate staff member, he was filmed saying "I'm out of here" and appearing to leave the aircraft.
LEAVE IT TO THE #FLORIDAMAN! This guy from Cape Coral tried wearing a #thong as a #mask on a United flight in Fort Lauderdale today. He was kicked off the plane. TSA and sheriff were called but passengers remained peaceful. #airtravel #Florida #aviation #travel pic.twitter.com/kUnkXrgTY8
— Channing Frampton (@Channing_TV) December 16, 2021
"You know this whole thing is ridiculous," the man is heard saying to the flight attendant.
"It's not my law, sir, it's the federal government's law, take it up with them," the flight attendant says.
Mr Jenne thanked the other passenger who supported him by getting off the plane and told WBBH he had previously pulled this stunt on several flights.
United Airlines has banned Mr Jenne from future flights while his case is reviewed, WSVN reported.
In a statement the airline said Mr Jenne was clearly not compliant with the mandate and the company was glad the issue was resolved before takeoff.
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