I’m sorry, but this is ridiculous. An apparently well-known gospel singer started performing on a Delta flight, and when she got called out by the crew, she kept being argumentative, and blamed it on God…
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Gospel singer called out for singing on Delta flight
A gospel singer named Bobbi Storm, who claims to have been nominated for two Grammy Awards, took to her Instagram account to share what happened on a recent Delta flight. Let me emphasize that this video wasn’t posted by a third party, but rather she posted it directly, because I guess she doesn’t actually see how this interaction doesn’t make her look great?
You can see the whole video for yourself below, though just to summarize:
- This gospel singer got in the aisle and started singing, so a flight attendant approached her and told her she needed to sit down and be quiet
- Her rebuttal was that the seatbelt sign was off, and therefore what she was doing wasn’t a disturbance (apparently she thinks the seatbelt sign is in fact the singing sign?)
- After being told to sit down and be quiet, she started talking loudly to the passengers in the rows around her, saying she just found out she got nominated for two Grammy Awards, and she “sings for the Lord,” and she started promoting her new song
- At this point the flight attendant returned and told her she needed to be quiet, but she explained that everyone around her was enjoying listening to her
- The flight attendant responded “well I’m not enjoying it, so I’m asking you, can you be quiet?”
- She eventually claimed that “I’m doing what the Lord is telling me to do” by singing on the plane
- The flight attendant patiently and repeatedly explained that he was the flight leader, that she needed to follow his instructions, and that he was requesting that she stop, and he asked if she was willing to comply with that
- She then turned to all other passengers to asked what they thought
- Eventually she agreed to stop, after he explained that she otherwise wouldn’t be able to continue on the flight
Singer claims Delta has apologized to her
With the initial video, she asked her followers to reach out to Delta to express outrage at what happened. In a follow-up video on Instagram, Storm explained:
- Delta executives reached out to her and apologized, and they’re also fans of her!
- She “doesn’t want this man to be reprimanded where he loses his job, I simply want us to keep in mind how we treat each other,” and she hopes the flight attendant sees this so he’s “able to learn a valuable lesson”
- She said “there was no rules being broken, and it was just me spreading my joy with people”
My take on this Delta singing situation
I have a few thoughts on this situation that I feel strongly about:
- It is completely inappropriate to sing on a plane, especially if it wasn’t cleared by the crew; I can’t imagine the amount of narcissism it takes to think that 150+ strangers want to hear you sing in an environment where they can’t leave
- I love how she preaches how people should learn how to treat others, while acting the way that she is
- She repeatedly disobeyed crew member instructions and was provoking the crew
- This flight attendant did an excellent job with deescalating the situation, and it’s something that a lot of other crews in the United States could learn from; he didn’t make any threats and he didn’t play her games, but rather he just kept asking if she would be willing and able to abide by his instructions
- Did Delta really reach out and apologize to this woman? I certainly hope not, and if anything, the flight attendant should get recognized for how he handled this situation
A gospel singer decided to perform in the aisle on a Delta flight without permission. When she was called out by the crew, she returned to her seat, but continued talking to the people around her about her music, and prepared to perform again. When she was once again told she needed to be quiet, she argued with the crew.
The singer claims that Delta reached out to her to apologize. I hope that’s not the case.
What do you make of this Delta singing situation?