Flight attendants face with every unimaginable ordeal every day which also includes cleaning up the mess created by passengers. This particular incident in a Taiwanese airline, however, exceeded all the boundaries of human decency. According to reports an overweight passenger aboard a Taiwanese airline forced flight attendants to remove his pants so he could use the toilet. Not only does with them removing his pants but also asked them then wipe his butt as he moaned in pleasure.
The New York Post reported the man, who was confined to a wheelchair, told the flight attendants he needed assistance to use the lavatory about two hours into the flight.
“I felt that as a flight attendant, removing a passenger’s underwear was beyond the scope of my responsibilities,” the flight attendant told a news conference, where she was accompanied by reps from the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union.
One of the flight attendants assisting the man told the Daily Mail, “I told him we couldn’t help him, but he started yelling. He told me to go in there immediately and threatened to relieve himself on the floor,”.
The attendant also went on to share her horrifying ordeal of blatant sexual harassment stating that the man also insisted that they keep the door open because otherwise “he couldn’t breathe”.
Just when the attendants thought the ordeal was over, the man, taking advantage of his obesity refused to leave the bathroom unless they wiped his backside after he finished with his business.
The flight attendants refused at first but then decided to carry out the disgusting task so he wouldn’t remain in the lavatory.
But things took a turn for the worse when the chief attendant donned three pairs of latex gloves and began wiping him.
“He said, ‘Oh, mmm, deeper, deeper,’ and then accused my chief attendant of not properly cleaning his backside, requesting that she do it again,” she said.
“You can pull my pants back up now,” he finally said, according to the crew member.
The union have criticized the incident as blatant sexual harassment and asked that EVA sue the passenger. They The also urged the airline to establish standard operation procedures, including making sure that disabled passengers are accompanied by a caretaker.
EVA Air said in a statement on Monday that flight attendants are allowed to refuse requests they consider inappropriate and that it is prepared to offer assistance, if needed, to sue the offensive passenger.