Gospel singer Bobbi Storm decided to be the Main Character on a Delta flight
Mere freedom of religion is never enough for the evangelical true-believer. They tend to see anything less than being able to force their beliefs on others, as persecution. There is no group who would be quicker to persecute others given the power to do so.
This is the ego of the evangelical. They're going to preach or sing or whatever to the lord, and if you don't like it, you can lump it. I've heard similar stories of people, in one instance a woman, on a subway train, announcing: "I'm about to start preaching here," and going into a sermon full-tilt, with about as much consideration for the other passengers as the proverbial hole in the equally proverbial head. They are on a MISSION FROM GOD™, and manners simply aren't a part of the equation.
Frankly, she should have been removed from the flight, even if that meant delaying departure or returning to the gate ... but once again, Christian privilege ruled the day. Merde, alors.
𝑆ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑏𝑦 𝑠𝑎𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑔𝑜𝑡 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑚𝑦 𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠
You didn't win and you're sitting in coach. Conservative Jesus doesn't like losers.
If she were a Muslim singing Muslim songs, people like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer would be howling about her not being kicked off the plane.
You know, if I disobeyed a flight crew member, I'm pretty sure I'd get a talking to by the FBI upon landing or be escorted off the plane since they were still at the gate. I certainly am surprised Delta would reach out to *apologize* for a crew member doing his job.
I may need to write a letter to Delta to complain they should have had her removed from the plane for disobeying a crew member, per FAA regulations.
I definitely would have told her to shut up, most likely before she asked.
I have sung on a plane before. But it was because the flight crew asked me to, not just to stroke my own ego. (The plane was stuck on the tarmac at Heathrow for four hours, the internet hadn't been invented yet, the flight crew had a planeful of bored cranky passengers, and they discovered that my entire college choir was onboard. They begged us for a concert to pass the time, and we obliged.)
Captain Cassidy calls this kind of stunt "masturbating with someone else's hands, without asking permission", and I agree. Storm's just using the passengers. And when our preachy singer gets made to stop, she can use that for public martyrbation and score herself some more cosmic brownie points with her invisible friend.
The unmitigated gall of some people. No one wants to hear you sing on a flight, especially one that’s already being delayed. There’s this meme going around that says “you’re not obliged to believe but I am obliged to tell you about the gospel.” No you are not obliged to tell me shit. I don’t care if you believe it’s some catastrophe about to happen to me, it’s bullshit and I’ve heard it all before. This woman is doing the same thing, “god told me to sing, this is my mission from god.” No it isn’t. It is a full on breach of an entire plane load of people’s boundaries. You do not bring people to god this way, you drive people away from you for being an intolerable loudmouth.
Who thinks that if the entire plane shouted “NO!” to her push poll, she would listen to them? Obviously the silence wasn’t enough to convince her she was wrong, and emphatic no may not even get through. Silence should always be considered no in instances of consent, and the fact that so many people don’t understand this is really sad.
Flight attendants are already abused too much, your god bothering doesn’t help.
Lame. She’s not even filming herself with her phone. Can’t win a Grammy that way. This is not the 90s. Learn how to be an annoying self promoting jerk self in the 2020s.
She should have been disembarked for her disturbance. I saw videos where POC were asked to leave the plane for less than that.
"Others pointed out that Storm’s stunt never would have been tolerated—even for a moment—if she weren’t Christian."
Hemant it shows you aren't a woman who had to give up her seat because it was next to a haredim man 😏
If I were on that plane, and she asked if it was OK for her to annoy me, I most likely would have said that she should sit down and shut up.
I would also remind her that her book of holy commandments says that she should obey the civil authorities, which the flight attendant is on the plane. That her holy book says to women that they should keep quiet in a religious setting and not presumeto have authority pver men.
I might even go so far as to ask my fellow passengers to laugh at her, loud and long.
I have spoken with God many times and I can personally relate that the Grammys are considered a joke in Heaven. So sayeth the Laird!
At least she has got the first deadly sin, pride, down.
They were already back at the gate and should have made her get off the flight. I couldn't have stand it, I would have asked for another ticket for another flight at no extra charges for me and gotten off the plane, if she was not removed.
Can her cousin, Stormy Damiels, also perform on the airplane? Asking for a friend.
If she was promoting any other religion, she would've been considered a terrorist.
A good reason to bring noise cancelling headphones on any flight.