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Passenger on Alaska Airlines flight shares updates of social media after the trade of seats and a witness of the possible relationship unfold.
The Texas couple that live updates of two strangers who spark a relationship on their flight are now criticism on social media for interfering with the passengers life.
The online community quickly turned to the Texas residents, with some accusing them of seeking a “ticket to fame”, and others slamming them for the encouragement of others to discover one of the passenger identities.
— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018
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Rosey Blair, the woman who originally shared the story, was flying from New York City to Dallas last week when they asked a woman to trade seats so she could sit near her boyfriend Houston Hardaway. Blair then joked to her friend that she hoped that the woman the new seat partner might be the love of her life.
Last night on a flight home, my friend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me, so we can sit together. We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life, and now I present you with this thread.
— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 3, 2018
Blair and Hardaway witness of the passengers — Euan Holden, and an unidentified woman — in the course of the flight, and decided to live-tweet the story. Blair sent a number of updates on the new “romance” between the two strangers, and the messages went viral immediately.
However, a number of social media users critical of Blair and Hardaway for an invasion of foreigners’ privacy.
Holden has since appeared on a number of tomorrow, including “Good Morning America,” to talk about the viral story. He shared a video on Twitter asking social media users to respect the unnamed woman’s privacy, but he is also the name of the woman in the video, which led to social media users to follow her down.
— Euan Holden (@EuanHolden) 5 July 2018
Blair and Hardaway had previously said that they do not have the woman consent to be a part of her identity or story.
“We don’t have the gal permish yet,” Blair said in a video with Hardaway. “But I’m sure you guys are sneaky.”
Y’all were asking about free flat girl pic.twitter.com/cdAMD8BjnF
— Rosey Blair (@roseybeeme) July 4, 2018
Shortly thereafter, the woman reportedly deleted her social media accounts after being harassed, BuzzFeed reported.
A number of people began also criticized Blair and Hardaway for encouraging others to find the woman, and in which the own encounter.
“Hey [Rosey Blair] the plane girl deleted her social after being tormented as a result of the lack of boundaries. Winking at your audience and calling them ‘sneaky’ enough to find her? Sis. This is not fun[,] it is invasive and irresponsible. They don’t want to be famous. Seriously. Stop, ” a social media user tweeted.
hey @roseybeeme the plane girl deleted her social after being tormented as a result of the lack of boundaries. winking at your audience and calling them “sneaky” enough to find her? sis. this is not fun it is invasive and irresponsible. they don’t want to be famous. seriously. stop. https://t.co/5WUAIAsRNd
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) July 7, 2018
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“So that’s just bae that went viral a few days ago? The man was hailed and asked to go on interviews. The girl who was bullied and had to leave the social media. She was attacked for doing the same things as the man is praised. Still think that people treat men and women equally?” another social media user wrote.
So. That aircraft bae wire that went viral a few days ago?
The man was hailed and asked to go on interviews.
The girl who was bullied and had to leave the social media. She was attacked for doing the same things as the man is praised.
Still think that people treat men and women equally?
— Rin Chupeco (@RinChupeco) July 7, 2018
Other social media users accused Blair of using the story to make her ‘ 15 minutes of fame.”
“Godd— the girl behind the aircraft, bae is still waiting for her golden ticket to fame.” A social media user wrote.
“She’s built a career for themselves, but they will now forever on the internet as the girl who may have connected with some random dude in a plane, thanks to this woman’s tweets,” another added.
She’s built a career for themselves, but they will now forever on the internet as the girl who might be addicted w/ some random guy on a plane, thanks to this woman’s tweets.
I mean, people are tweeting things like this. It’s gross. pic.twitter.com/ULTFdw0woE
— Celeste P. (@Celeste_pewter) July 6, 2018
Monica Lewinsky, who at first was enthralled by the story, turned out to have been a couple of days later.
“I agree, I’m from the country and learned the previous night about how this is transferred. I feel terrible about the plane, a girl that doxxxed and I’m sorry. Thinking about why my reaction was like a rom-com, and felt OK, because their faces were blurred…when it should not,” Lewinsky tweeted.
I agree. I’m out of the country + learned (my) last night about how this is transferred. feel terrible about #planegirl is doxxed + am sorry. thinking about why my reaction was like a rom-com + felt ok, because their faces were blurred… when it shouldn’t have been.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) 8 July 2018
Blair has addressed the criticism in an Instagram post, stating that she just was excited to see that the two people on the plane.
“I saw a story in front of my eyes recently and it filled me with hope at the possibility,” she wrote.
?My name is Rosey. Kind of funny that it now rhymes Curious. I love the love. Seriously. My favorite movie is You’ve got Mail (or any other of the Nora Ephron hits) and I believe in the possibility of magic in the details of everyday life. Because of this belief, I wear a large part of the many hats. Blogger, writer, actor, photographer and now, I think, a strange breed of journalist. I saw a story in front of my eyes recently and it filled me with the hope of the possibility. Many people reject the idea of love at first sight, because it is a bit of a sentimental fool, and perhaps cliché. My perspective is this: open your eyes up to the possibility and you see it everywhere around you. One of my favorite life mantras, when struck with the thought of “why is this happening for me” instead, consider yourself the question, “why is this happening TO me”. It will be strange to continue the story of me I’ve been documenting on my own social media-but I will try it a little bit for today. I am a plus size woman and I believed dating and love experiences that just cannot happen for me. I Was proved wrong. I had (and quite frankly it still is) a lot of chips on my shoulder, but the experience of a love that is free of judgment, has changed my life. This love came from myself and also my lovely boyfriend. I hope that many of you will be inspired by the story that I shared. The parts of this story also has me to reconsider some of the thoughts of negativity, I too have been guilty of putting out into the world. If you have been feeling low, I hope you get a new impulse to serve, yourself and the people around you the necessary cheerfulness. I will try to do the same. If you need me for a laugh, and some inspiration – I will be here, my stupid thing. ❤️? by @lydiahudgens
“I hope that many of you will be inspired by the story that I shared. The parts of this story also has me to reconsider some of the thoughts of negativity, I too have been guilty of putting out into the world,” she continued.
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Fox News’ Michelle Gant contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.