A video of a woman breastfeeding her cat on an airplane has gone viral, sparking reactions from thousands of social media users across the world. It has come to light that the video is a parody of a similar situation which reportedly occurred on a Delta Airlines flight.
While on board an airplane, a male passenger called one of the flight attendants to alert her that a fellow passenger was breastfeeding a cat on board and he felt “uncomfortable”.
The flight attendant first dismissed the man’s allegation, defending the woman saying she was welcomed onto the plane because she had a baby. A few other flight attendants get involved and the woman denied having a cat under her blanket.
One flight attendant then insists the woman show them her “baby” but she refuses saying: “she’s in the middle of something.”
Eventually, the flight attendant removes the blanket and BEHOLD… a cat! According to the woman, it’s “a lynx not a cat.”After the big reveal it is further revealed that the cat is a stuffed animal that she described as an “emergency service animal.”
According to Rolling Stone, the four-minute video is just a parody. It was posted to a Facebook page with 100 000 followers called The Gooch on 16 December with the caption: “This will blow your mind! (For entertainment purposes only)”.The Gooch” confirmed this to the publication.
Many of his videos are set on a plane but it seems this one was the most talked-about.
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According to Newsweek, a woman aboard a Delta Airlines flight between Syracuse, New York and Atlanta, Georgia was breastfeeding a cat. The message was sent through the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) which pilots use to send messages to the ground.
The publication further reports that TikToker Ainsley Elizabeth confirmed the story in a video.
“This woman had one of those, like, hairless cats swaddled up in a blanket so it looked like a baby.”
“Her shirt was up and she was trying to get the cat to latch and she wouldn’t put the cat back in the carrier. And the cat was screaming for its life.”