WATCH: Man uses bare feet to scroll through movies on airplane touch screen

2019-07-18 14:55
Bare feet in plane. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Bare feet in plane. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

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The next time you’re on an airplane, you might want to bring some sanitiser along.   

A video of a man using his bare feet to scroll through movies on the plane’s touch screen TV in front of him has gone viral on Twitter, New York Post reports.

The clip, which was shared by New York-based author Alafair Burke, received more than 25 000 retweets and 118 000 likes in just 20 hours.

"My friend who doesn’t have Twitter sent this from her flight. It belongs on Twitter," she captioned the video.

People were quick to react to the unsanitary offense, with one person commenting, "This is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen on Twitter."

"People in first class look at me crazy for wiping down everything. This is exactly why. Yuck," another wrote.

One user responded by telling people to take a page out of supermodel Naomi Campbell’s book. In a recent video, she revealed she always makes sure to sanitise her space with antibacterial wipes when she enters a plane, Mirror UK reports.

Some people brought up the question of whether the unnamed passenger used his feet because he suffered from a disability but Burke refuted this theory, USA Today reports.

"The photographer confirms that she saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet," she wrote in a follow up tweet.  

The incident took place on a Delta Airlines flight.

Sources: New York Post, Mirror UK, USA Today

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