A female traveler shared her humiliating story where she claims an airline confused her eczema with Monkeypox and booted her off the plane.
A woman traveling on Spirit Airlines shared her story on TikTok when the airline boots her from the plane after confusing her skin condition with Monkeypox. Jacqueline, who goes by the TikTok handle @jacqueline.ngu, recorded a video that describes the humiliating experience.
“They had me get off the plane in front of everyone along with my wife to interrogate me about the eczema I’ve had my whole life,” she notes.
In a follow-up video, she shares that after she was able to produce a tube of eczema cream she was allowed to reboard the plane, however, the humiliation and damage had already occurred.
The story has since gone viral with several outlets reporting on the incident, including News.com.au, a popular Australian news site, which has contacted Spirit Airlines for comment but had not received one at the time of publishing.
Eczema is a skin condition that causes a rash and is sometimes referred to as dermatitis. The condition can occasionally produce blisters as well, but the most common symptoms are dry, itchy, and red skin.
Monkeypox, on the other hand, is a viral disease that can be transmitted sexually among other means. It includes a rash and blisters, and has been declared a health emergency by the World Health Organization.
Monkeypox is an infectious viral disease that can occur in humans and some other animals. Symptoms include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that forms blisters and then crusts over
Commenters on the video expressed outrage that this could happen to the woman. Some noted concerns about it hapening to those with cystic acne or psoriasis.