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Spirit Airlines issued an apology to a Parkland shooting survivor on Thursday following comments that a flight attendant made in support of the anti-gun violence march. Yep, you read that correctly. If you, like me, live largely in an echo-chamber of progressive liberals, it’s easy to forget that not every student that survived the attack is advocating for change to our nation’s gun laws.
The apology came after Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, Kyle Kashuv, tweeted, “Just landed in Baltimore on @SpiritAirlines and the stewardess felt compelled to give us all a speech on the March for Our Lives, which openly says the petition are trying to categorically ban AR-15’s, and made everyone clap. Can’t anything be non-political anymore.”
While I sympathize with what this young man went through, I’m going to call B.S. on his statement. A quick look at his Twitter profile shows a pretty clear picture of where he stands on gun control reform. It’s also very disconcerting to see that conservative’s “politicization” accusation trickle down to the younger generations. When deaths can be prevented by policy change, one would be remiss not to recognize the issue as political.
Spirit Airlines responded to Kashuv’s tweet with, “While we appreciate that our Team Members are individuals, we don’t believe politics should be part of the Guest experience. We are looking into the incident and apologize to any Guests offended by these comment.”