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Passengers on flight spotted wearing anti-Semitic Burger King crown saying ‘Ye was right’

A woman sitting nearby photographed the pair

Helen Wilson-Beevers
Friday 09 December 2022 10:20 GMT
‘Ye is right’ one passenger wrote on the cardboard crown, apparently in a reference to Kanye
‘Ye is right’ one passenger wrote on the cardboard crown, apparently in a reference to Kanye (Twitter/supplied)

Two passengers has been spotted on a flight wearing Burger King crowns with anti-Semitic wording written across them.

A Twitter user posted a picture of two people sitting in front of her on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday (6 December). “Didn’t realise this behaviour was permitted as part of the @SouthwestAir experience,” the tweet begins.

The eyewitness continued: “These 2 also had sentiments such as ‘6 million wasn’t enough’ and tons of swastikas plastered on their make shift ‘crowns’.”

Approximately six million Jewish people were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust under the Nazi regime.

“Free speech, I get it, but also tell me how this isn’t mildly threatening,” added the onlooker.

Within the tweet is an image which appears to be taken from behind a pair of seated passengers. It shows the two people spoken about wearing Burger King crowns with handwritten anti-Semitic wording scrawled on.

The anti-Semitic and racist words seen include one crown saying “white power”. The other crown reads “Ye is right” in an apparent reference to Kanye West, who has recently made a series of anti-Semitic remarks.

The other photo of a crown posted to Twitter (Twitter/supplied)

West made an appearance on right-wing talk show, Infowars on Thursday 1 December, where host Alex Jones tried to defend the rapper from recent backlash, saying to him: “You’re not Hitler, you’re not a Nazi, so you don’t deserve to be demonised.”

In response, West replied: “Well, I see good things about Hitler also.” The rapper was also heard saying, “I like Hitler”.

Southwest Airlines’ Twitter account replied to the passenger’s tweet, saying: “We’re sorry if another passenger’s attire was in poor taste. “

“We do encourage you to reach out to a flight attendant on board if you feel the need,” the response continues, before adding: “Allow me to advise that Southwest operates under a flag of many colors, and we appreciate your feedback.”

The Independent has approached Southwest Airlines for further comment.

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