#PlaneBae has become a cautionary story about privacy in the digital age.
The woman in the midst of a viral story about two strangers meeting in an airplane has spoken out and calls it a "digital age warning about privacy, identity, ethics, and consent." Last week, a Twitter thread was documented viral by a woman aboard plane that sits the meeting between two strangers sitting in front of her. Although the woman did not identify the two strangers, the man identifies herself as Euan Holden, and it was not hard More than a week after #PlaneBae became viral, the woman – aka #PrettyPlaneGirl – has argued that her privacy will be invaded in this way. In a statement to Business Insider, she said, "I am a young, professional woman." On July 2, I took a commercial flight from New York to Dallas, and without my knowledge or consent, other passengers photographed me and recorded my conversation with a seated neighbor They post pictures and recordings on social media and unfairly speculate about my private behavior. "Since then, my personal information has been disseminated online. Strangers publicly discussed my private life, based on obviously false information. I was harassed, ashamed, insulted and harassed. Voyeurs have searched me online and in the real world. #PlaneBae is not a romance – it's a digital age warning about privacy, identity, ethics, and consent. "Please continue to respect my privacy and my desire to remain anonymous." Although the story initially captured people as the world trapped in the drama, the backlash was fast, and Monica Lewinsky, using her high-profile platform to defend herself against bullying, even apologized for sharing the story.The woman who tweeted the first story, Rosey Blair, has erased most of her original thread and apologized for her actions. "I do not know what to do," she said. "I'm at a loss, and when I did that and shared it, I was happy, happy and overwhelmed with authentic and genuine excitement, so much so that I could not see the potential exploitative nature of the outcome and my actions." She says, "I apologize for using a beautiful, enchanting moment among strangers to tell a narrative that is close to my heart. I apologize for taking something I should have apologized for that I have taken away something that I personally treasure – sharing my story publicly to inspire others. "What? I have done, is in no way inspirational. Every woman has a right to her own story. "It's a familiar story." Recently, a similar situation with someone sitting near a director and actress, Greta Gerwig, in a movie theater tweeting her reaction to "Feel Pretty," "Busy Philips," talked about how uncomfortable the Twitter thread made them feel. "Aidy Bryant", "Busy Philipps" and "Amy Schumer" in "I Feel Pretty": "It has fooled me on such a deep personal level for some reason," she said in the social Media." It's just the idea that if you're in public in whichever property you just give up your autonomy and your privacy everywhere you can not go "I think it's up to the rest of us to understand what privacy is and what discretion is and that people can be people. "