A video has captured a homophobic rant by a Texas woman being taken off a plane because she wouldn’t follow safety protocols.
The woman, identified as Dallas-area real estate agent Kelci Cashman, can be heard in the video yelling “Faggot!” and saying, “You think I talk to my kids about same-sex marriage. No, we don’t talk about that. But if we all want to talk about it, let’s talk about it.”
A fellow passenger says, “No one wants to listen to your bigotry. Get off the plane.”
Cashman and her party, which included several children, were escorted off the plane because they wouldn’t wear masks, the Los Angeles Blade reports.
The Blade found her name via online comments on the video. The Dallas Morning News didn’t publish her name but did identify her as a local real estate professional. Both publications have sought comment from her but have received no response. Her social media pages have been taken down, and she is no longer listed on the website of the firm she worked for, It’s Closing Time Realty in Grapevine, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth.
The YouTube video of her rant is tagged Orlando International Airport. The flight was bound for DFW International Airport, the Morning News reports. It isn’t clear what airline Cashman was on or what exactly made her go off on gay people.
There have been several reports of unruly passengers on planes since travel increased recently due to COVID-19 vaccinations. The Federal Aviation Administration is still requiring masks on planes, as some people refuse to be vaccinated and there have been cases of people contracting the virus despite being vaccinated.