Woman's disgust over passenger's x-rated act sparks debate on TikTok

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A woman has detailed her 'creepy' neighbour's act on a flight which left her traumatised — although not everyone understood why.

Melanie Schofield, 19, was appalled when the man next to her started watching pornography on his phone mid-flight, alerting staff who reportedly upgraded her to first class.

"He searched [sex] on a plane” as soon as I sat down," she wrote in a comment, saying the man made her feel uncomfortable as soon as he sat down.

The woman shared her experience of catching her seat mate watching pornography on a plane to TikTok.
The woman was moved after the man next to her started watching 'plane porn'. Source: TikTok/ @a1iengir1

“When the old man you’re sitting next to on the plane starts watching plane porn so you tell the flight attendants and now you’re sitting first class," she wrote on a TikTok video.

"Only cried for like ten minutes," she captioned the short clip.

Ms Schofield told the Daily Dot he deliberately tried to take up as much room as possible and made her feel unsafe.

“He used both armrests so that I didn’t have one and forced me to be squished against the side of the plane,” she told the publication.

“Within five seconds of looking at him, I notice he is typing on his phone, ‘sex on a plane’ and he begins watching pornography of people having sex on a plane."

According to Ms Schofield, Delta Airlines flight staff were initially unsure what to do but moved her to first class after she requested not to sit next to the man anymore.

People divided over woman's move to first class

Many TikTokers were disgusted by the man's actions, saying he should be banned from the airline.

"I would fully do the same thing too. I’m glad ur safe," one user wrote, with others agreeing.

However, not everyone was supportive of the woman moving seats with some accusing her of complaining for attention.

"I understand but to cry over it?" one user wrote. "File a lawsuit or go to therapy if you’re that violated and terrified by it, not making a TikTok for clout."

"Bruh you cried?" wrote another. "He's weird asf for that but it's not like he assaulted you."

"This is why I don’t NEVER look at someone’s phone in public, I don’t want to see something," another user said.

Furious TikTok users hit back at negative comments, saying the comments are exactly why women don't report sexual assault.

"Why are some people in the comments acting like it's okay or normal to watch porn in public," one user wrote.

"Why are people hating on her for being a victim," another agreed. "Watching [porn] in public is not okay."

"What happened was clearly gross and deeply disturbing to her," said a user. "As it would be for any woman and you’re choosing to invalidate that."

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