I don’t know what exactly is going on here, but I’m happy I wasn’t on this flight…
People sing religious songs on EasyJet flight
A video is going viral on social media that depicts an impromptu inflight performance on a recent EasyJet flight. In less than a day, the video has been viewed over 17 million times on Twitter alone. The video has the caption “Worshipping Jesus 30,000 Feet in The Air,” and it shows at least two people performing — one man is playing a guitar and singing, while another woman is singing as well.
Based on the video, it looks like some passengers were enjoying the performance, while others looked downright miserable.
The response on social media has also been mixed, with a majority of people reacting negatively to this. Ilhan Omar, the US Representative from Minnesota, even Tweeted about the video, and said the following:
“I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end?”
Some details about this performance aren’t known:
- It’s clear that this was on a recent EasyJet flight (based on some passengers wearing masks, and some not), but we don’t know the route or date
- It’s not clear to what extent this was approved by the crew; did the passengers just get up and start performing, did the crew give them permission in advance, or what?
Please no performing on planes…
There are two separate issues here — there’s the concept of performing in an enclosed space without people having an option to leave, and there’s the religious aspect to this.
On the most basic level, airplanes are confined spaces, and I think we all have a duty to be as respectful of one another as possible by exercising basic courtesy. That includes not being too loud, not smelling bad, respecting other peoples’ personal space, etc.
Unless every passenger is explicitly in favor of it, playing music on a plane is disrespectful to others, plain and simple:
- No matter how talented you think you are (or even others think you are), other passengers didn’t sign up for an inflight performance, and don’t have a way to leave
- While I support coronavirus restrictions being eased on planes, having people standing “over” you while singing maskless isn’t exactly a best practice in terms of keeping everyone safe
- I’m sure the intent with singing was good, but forcing people to listen to something about your religious beliefs isn’t exactly respectful either
A video is going viral of an inflight musical performance on a recent EasyJet flight. In the video, you can see at least two people performing, and fellow passengers looked on with mixed emotions. I’d be curious to know if the crew was in on this, or if the passengers just did as they pleased.
What do you make of this inflight performance?