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Over the weekend, Instagram comedian Jess Hilarious took to IG to tell her followers she felt “threatened” by four Sikh men who wore turbans while boarding the same on plane as her. Social media instantly started attacking her. Leading her to post follow up videos saying, “F**k y’all, I feel how I feel. I felt threatened and that was it. F**k y’all.”
The men were eventually removed from the plane, something she also shared in her posts. Telling followers, “”N****s know I’m never f**king racist, but I spotted something and I put it out earlier and we just got evacuated from our plane,” she said, while claiming there was “no reason” given for the evacuation. She later posted a video in which she said she boarded the plane again and the four men were nowhere to be seen. “So how ironic is it that we boarded the same plane and don’t see those people,” she said.
She later told followers, “We have Muslims in my family however I was totally unaware of the different types of Muslim so yes I admit I’m ignorant to the facts so teach me. I got no one put off the fuckin’ plane… I didn’t even say shit to anyone else on the fuckin’ plane about how I felt! Again I’m sorry to ALL Muslims… deeply sorry! But I am not a racist loves.”
Her timing was even worse, coming after the mosque shooting in New Zealand that killed 49 people. For your knowledge, Sikhism is not Muslim, though it is an Indian religion. The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism include faith and meditation in the name of the one creator, divine unity and equality of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for justice for the benefit and prosperity of all, and honest conduct and livelihood while living a householder’s life.
Days after 50 Muslim people were murdered because of their religion in a terror attack, @jess_hilarious had 4 Sikh people kicked off a flight because she was “scared.” I am a Sikh. We must denounce this bigotry & racism. We can do better.
— Simar (@sahluwal) March 17, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones