The first rule of sending nasty texts to yr mates about the person sitting next to you on a plane is don’t send nasty texts to yr mates about the person sitting next to you on a plane.

Why not?
For starters, the person sitting next to you has a 85% chance of seeing it. And if when they do, the rest of the plane trip will be deeply awkward.
A bit of a dunce of a bloke found this out the hard way, after a woman caught him fat shaming her to his mates on text.
Natalie Hage, a who describes herself as an “influencer” and “fat lady”, was on a flight to Los Angeles when she encountered the wild, fat-shaming shithead.
On a post to her 125K strong Insta followers, she wrote that that as soon as she took her seat on the plane, the dude to her left began “loudly huffing, sighing and readjusting himself in his seat” before “furiously texting and purposefully turning the phone away” from her line of vision:

i’m shaking right now. i’m on a flight to LA right now on @americanair. i paid almost $70 extra for this seat i’m in because i know i need a little extra leg room. i’m extremely flight anxious but there were only middle seats available so i had to take what i could get. as soon as i sat down, the gentleman on my left began LOUDLY huffing, sighing, and readjusting himself in his seat. i see him furiously texting and then purposefully turning the phone away from me. so, naturally next time he texts, i take a look. the texts were about me and i’m almost positive he took photos of me. not only were the texts about me, but they were really mean and ugly, with even the recipient named ‘linda’ chiming back with shaming retorts…someone who can’t even see the situation. if you can’t read the texts, it says ‘hopefully she didn’t have any mexican food’ and his response is ‘i think she ate a mexican’. then he proceeds to say he’s leaving a ‘neck mark on the window’ because he’s so smashed against the wall. from the photos, you can see i’m not in his space. he’s even taken over both arm rests on purpose, coming to my space and digging his elbows into my side…which is in my seat. his next text to her was ‘if the news reports a DFW airbus a321 leaving the runway without rotating, that would be my flight.’ another i see later? ‘if these seats don’t hold, it’s not going to matter.’ and that’s just a few of them. there were several more. i didn’t do anything to him. i’m in my seat, completely (see photos). i am crumpled into a ball trying to not bother. i’m just so upset. i asked the other man to my right if he’d switch me and told him what the man was saying about me and he said laughed and refused. that’s fine, it’s not his issue. this is a fat person’s daily reality and not just on a plane. this is on a bus, standing in line at the grocery store, at a concert, on the internet. you can be completely in your own space, not bothering anyone, and people will still fuck with you and try to hurt you. all you can do is know you haven’t done anything wrong just by existing and to move on. this just makes me a mixture of enraged and super sad.

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Hage purports the texts were “mean and ugly” and she’s “positive” he took photos of her. 
“If you can’t read the texts, it says ‘hopefully she didn’t have any Mexican food’ and his response is ‘I think she ate a Mexican’. Then he proceeds to say he’s leaving a ‘neck mark on the window’ because he’s so smashed against the wall,” wrote Hage. 
To make matters even more infuriating, the dude was taking up both armrests. Hage was sitting in the middle seat, and it’s common knowledge that the person in the middle seat gets both arm rests. The cherry on top? She actually forked out AUD$92 extra for a seat with more legroom, to make sure she had enough room.

“From the photos, you can see I’m not in his space. He’s even taken over both arm rests on purpose, coming to my space and digging his elbows into my side…which is in my seat,” Hage continued.
Hage says the next text she saw said: “If the news reports a DFW airbus A321 leaving the runway without rotating, that would be my flight.” 
These texts left Hage feeling shithouse (understandably) and she used the post to make a broader point about the daily reality she (and many others) face.

“This is a fat person’s daily reality and not just on a plane. This is on a bus, standing in line at the grocery store, at a concert, on the internet,” she wrote. 

“You can be completely in your own space, not bothering anyone, and people will still fuck with you and try to hurt you.”

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The story has set the internet ablaze, with most people celebrating Hage standing up for herself and not taking any shiet.
A great, important response to brazen arseholery. 
Source: Independent.
Photo: @nataliemeansnice / Instagram.