Another day, another privileged white person showing their true colors.
This time it happened on an Air India flight from Mumbai to London. Simone O'Broin, 50, flying with an Irish passport but sporting an English accent, claimed to be an international lawyer. She then had a total racist meltdown over not being given another glass of wine. From the state of her behavior it is clear the last thing she needed was more alcohol. While O'Broin disrupted the entire flight with her ranting and raving, the crew kept cool.
The ugly mess was captured on video (Of course it was! It always is.) by another passenger, Tarun Shukla, who happens to be a journalist.
During the boozy tantrum, O'Broin said:
"I am a f***ing international lawyer. I work for all you f***ing people, the f***ing Rohingyas, the f***ing people of all Asia, for you, an international criminal lawyer. Don't get any money for it by the way. But you won't give me a glass of wine, is that correct?"
Even the other passengers are embarrassed. So shameful https://t.co/IttfjDwBiM— Tarun Shukla (@Tarun Shukla) 1542120844.0
From a senior pvt Indian airline chap : "If this was Indian..they wud have overpowered" #sad #scene— Tarun Shukla (@Tarun Shukla) 1542124541.0
Quite clear from the reactions below, Air India crew deserves praise. Hope @sureshpprabhu gives appreciation certif… https://t.co/8ytrjeEiQA— Tarun Shukla (@Tarun Shukla) 1542163047.0
The Air India flight attendant suffered bruises. #disaster https://t.co/pdxv5gxVBq— Tarun Shukla (@Tarun Shukla) 1542170313.0
"At 13:30hrs on Sat, 10 Nov a 50-year-old woman...she was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order… https://t.co/ySsp7SGrlj— Tarun Shukla (@Tarun Shukla) 1542206713.0
Belfast, Ireland-born Simone O’Broin, 50, who trained as a lawyer in the UK, studied international law and worked f… https://t.co/Gn3rcF2loo— Tarun Shukla (@Tarun Shukla) 1542250966.0
In a bizarre twist, the majority of people seemed to care more about whether she was Irish or English than the fact she just went on a horrifically racist rant.
@shukla_tarun She is not Irish. She is English— lindsay Ralph (@lindsay Ralph) 1542201615.0
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan Not Irish, she's English— Mary Anderson (@Mary Anderson) 1542190982.0
@Brophstermark @KadakChaa @shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan She might be Irish, but that's a southern English accent.— Hughster (@Hughster) 1542194368.0
@hughster @Brophstermark @KadakChaa @shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan No it isn't!— sarah mc laughlin (@sarah mc laughlin) 1542201835.0
@McLunamcl It's not an Irish accent I've heard before—which part of the country does it sound like it's from?— Hughster (@Hughster) 1542202297.0
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan If she's Irish....I'm Indian...🤣🤣— Shane Hartnett (@Shane Hartnett) 1542190669.0
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan That’s disgraceful but she doesn’t sound Irish to be hones… https://t.co/U1xvuaUms2— Dr Jennifer Kavanagh (@Dr Jennifer Kavanagh) 1542194150.0
@midwifbutterfly @hughster @McLunamcl Definitely a South London/ Kent accent. She might be an Irish citizen but she… https://t.co/4GVCC8HO6G— Viking Bride💧🔥🐨💗 🇦🇺 🌏 (@Viking Bride💧🔥🐨💗 🇦🇺 🌏) 1542227016.0
Remember, she went on a racist rant and was abusive to the airline staff.
Thankfully some folks saw the bigger picture.
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan If an Indian had done this he or she would be handcuffed o… https://t.co/DumIVfuRpu— Joydeep Ganguly (@Joydeep Ganguly) 1542159716.0
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan Excellent professional behaviour by Air India crew. What c… https://t.co/cZEF8uv9oj— Ajit Karnik (@Ajit Karnik) 1542137890.0
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan This is so unfair on the cabin crew. Hope @airindiain does… https://t.co/1jk9jQhN3m— RAGING BULL🇮🇳 (@RAGING BULL🇮🇳) 1542133482.0
@shukla_tarun @airindiain @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan Kudos to the crew who handled the situation deftly and pro… https://t.co/uCtEym0IEf— oshop (@oshop) 1542153812.0
English or Irish, we're pretty sure they have AA meetings in both countries. No one should go full on racist over a glass of wine. Even better: just don't be racist at all drunk or sober.