A video by Jerome Jarre is making its way around the internet, after he ran through the cabin of an American 737 between Mexico City and Miami in a Speedo this past Tuesday. I had never heard of this guy before this incident, though he’s apparently “social media famous.”
The international incident became worldwide news and trended on Twitter when he implored his fans to tweet with the hashtag #americanairlineschillout.
Jarre appeared to be in trouble for one of many stunts he has filmed on planes. He stripped down to a Speedo, wore an inflatable turtle and strutted around the cabin. Then he tweeted and sent a Snapchat message saying he was about to be arrested. He was detained at the airport in Miami, the BBC confirmed.
“Speedos may look good at the beach, but no one wants to see them dancing around the aisle at 35,000 feet,” American Airlines said in a statement to the BBC.
He was met by police upon landing and allegedly interrogated by the FBI, before ultimately being released without charges.
Here’s the video:
Based on what the flight attendant said, it seems the actual issue was that he was filming everyone, and not necessarily that he was in a Speedo. Now, if he put on a Speedo and the flight attendant asked him to change out of it and he refused, that would be an issue since he’d be disobeying crewmember instructions. But does wearing a Speedo in and of itself violate any rules?
As you can see, as he emerged from the lavatory a flight attendant was sitting in the last row and actually laughed at the situation.
Regardless, clearly no harm was done here, though it also all seems a bit silly to me.
What do you think of this stunt — hilarious, stupid, or somewhere inbetween?