A few days ago, Jessie James Decker’s sister, Sydney, had a not-so-pleasant experience while on a flight with her two kids. Shortly after, the singer took to social media to share Sydney’s airplane experience, sparking several mixed reactions from fans.
Jessie Expresses Anger Over Sister’s Airplane Experience
Recently, Jessie stood by Sydney, having some strong words for United Airlines, after claiming her sister was humiliated on a flight. The musician narrated the ordeal via a lengthy post on her Instagram story on April 16.
Jessie explained that Sydney was five months pregnant, high-risk, and traveling alone with their two small kids, Brooklyn and Blaire. According to the singer, two-year-old Blaire accidentally spilled popcorn in the aisle during the flight.
Next, the flight attendant allegedly walked up to Sydney with a trash bag and a wet wipe, asking her to clean up the mess. Jessie then claimed that her pregnant sister obliged the flight attendant’s request.
According to her, Jessie James Decker’s sister went on her hands and knees to clean the mess while in tears. The singer added that everyone looked on as Sydney was completely “humiliated and exhausted.”
Further narrating Sydney’s airplane experience, Jessie said her sister didn’t pick the popcorn for the newsstand but received them from the airline. “If popcorn is a hazard, why are they giving it on planes,” Jessie finished.
Sydney’s husband, Anthony Bass, also didn’t relent in expressing his anger over the incident via a tweet. Thankfully, he received a response from United Airlines, stating they would get to the bottom of the incident.
Inside The Parenting Debate
Shortly after Jessie and Anthony shared Sydney’s airplane experience, it sparked a serious parenting debate. Some users maintained that it was the parent’s duty to clean up after their children.
“Genuinely curious who should clean up the mess your 2 year old made?” one user tweeted. In addition, the user shared that as a parent of three kids, they were responsible for them.
Replying to Anthony’s tweet, another user described it as the most “pretentious, arrogant, self-absorbed tweet of all time.” In addition, the tweep sarcastically asked, “How dare parents have to clean up after their children’s mess?”
On the other hand, some users agreed with Anthony. One respondent confessed that it was disgusting for a stewardess to make a pregnant woman clean up a mess. They further shared that it was appropriate to clean up the mess if they supplied popcorn.
A second user noted that parents weren’t expected to clean the floor at a restaurant. According to the tweep, being on a flight was more expensive, and the stewardess should have vacuumed the floor between flights.
In the meantime, Jessie, Anthony, and Sydney hope United Airlines will keep its word and get to the incident’s root.