Flight attendants high-fived each other as a Hassidic Jewish family was being kicked off an airplane in Miami on Sunday. The family claims that every adult in the travelling party was wearing a face covering.
A 15 month-old baby child wasn’t wearing a mask. This says the family, is the reason they were forced to deplane. The Anti-Defamation League has called for an investigation. Frontier airlines said that a large group of people weren’t wearing masks and that the issue did not involve a child under two.
Witnesses said that the adults in the 22-strong party were all wearing facemasks. Flight attendants were seen celebrating and high-fiving as the family was kicked off.
Martin Joseph claims that his family of 13 adults and 9 children boarded the plane without incident. “We came onto the plane, everything was smooth, no problems at all. Everybody wore the masks and followed the mandate.”
He said his daughter was approached by a flight attendant who asked that his 15 month-old granddaughter wear a face covering. The child’s mother stood her ground and said that children under two years-old are not required to wear one. A few minutes later an announcement was made over the loudspeaker system that the family had to get off.
Joseph told The Daily Mail;
“We paid for tickets and we were just harassed. It was an anti-Semitic episode. We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again. This reminds me of 80 years ago when we were singled out in Nazi Germany.”