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There are a lot of things you might do at home while watching the TV that you wouldn't do in public.
For example, if you're lying on the sofa and the remote is that little bit too far away, you may use your feet to pull it closer to you, or even, if you're nimble enough, change the channel. But that's in private and born out of a combination of necessity and boredom.
However, footage has been shared on social media of an airline passenger using their feet to operate the in-flight entertainment screen.
Posting the short clip to Twitter, author Alafair Burke said: "My friend who doesn't have twitter sent this from her flight. It belongs on Twitter.
"The photographer confirms that she saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet."
My friend who doesn't have twitter sent this from her flight. It belongs on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/qG6d54V5Dd
- Alafair Burke (@alafairburke) July 15, 2019
And, unsurprisingly, since the video was shared, it has caused quite the stir on social media.
One critic wrote: "Ugh. Why can't the flight attendants tell him anything?!? Every airline has a dress code and SHOES are required on (almost?) every airline. No. Just no."
A second commented: "Reminder that humans are really just a bunch of damn animals..."
"Gross. Planes really don't get cleaned well, the carpet is full of fecal matter and baby puke. Hope they enjoy that on their bare feet," wrote a third user.
A fourth shocked follower said: "This is the most disturbing thing I've seen on Twitter."
This is exactly why Naomi Campbell wipes down everything she touches on a plane. I'm following her advice cuz these people are nasty. :mask: pic.twitter.com/h3aOEH3OZV
- Rasheedah Najieb :gemini::bee:♀️ (@sheedahsunshine) July 15, 2019
Another added: "I really look down on people who wipe everything down as fussy and overly concerned about germ exposure which is both unavoidable and necessary. And right now, seeing this, I realize how wrong I've been."
Following the unprecedented reaction, Alafair said: "Y'all, my nephew texted me and says he thinks this will start a trend now. I hate everything."
But not everyone was so offended by the mystery passenger's unique way of changing channel; some were fully behind him.
Coming to his defence, one person said: "You fools, you nincompoops, for believing their fingers are any more sanitary than their feet. This human being was just in an airport, nothing about them is clean."
While another added: "So his feet that are probs shielded from dirt all day are somehow worse than his hands. This is evolution b******."
What do you think? Is this passenger living in 3019 or should they never be allowed on a flight ever again?
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