The memes have been plentiful so far in 2023, and none might be more popular and prevalent than the “that motherf**ker is not real” crazy plane lady.
After the internet got done meme-ing the whole thing from every angle, some internet sleuth finally tracked down the identity of the woman (somehow). Someone found that unlike the person she was yelling at on the plane, she was, in fact, real, and was a marketing executive from Dallas, Texas named Tiffany Gomas.
If you somehow missed the viral moment, you can get caught up by pressing play below:
The person who caused a stir by labeling a man on an American Airlines flight "Not Real" has been identified as Tiffany Gomas. #DramaAlert
There was a lot of speculation as to why the whole thing played out like it did. Some conspiracy theorists were saying that a shapeshifter or alien was seated next to her on the flight, prompting her to go on the profanity-riddled rant.
However, the actual story turned out to be a lot more boring, as she apparently had a falling out with a family member who had stolen her AirPods, according to police reports. Her actions caused everyone to have to be deplaned and led to a massive delay, and the way she exited the plane obviously put the spotlight on her, whether she liked it or not.
So once the world figured out who she was, Gomas decided to try and spin the whole and put out a statement apologizing for the incident. She starts out the video by saying:
“Hi everyone, it’s me Tiffany Gomas, probably better known as the crazy plane lady, which is completely warranted. As you know, I have been unwilling to speak on the viral video, but I do finally feel that it’s time.
First and foremost, I want to take full accountability for my actions. They were completely unacceptable.
Distressed or not, I should have been in control of my emotions, and that was not the case.”
Whether or not an apology was necessary, the “Crazy Plane Lady” was doing her best to clear the air (and her nickname) and achieve a fresh start.
“My use of profanity was completely unnecessary and I want to apologize to everyone that was on that plane, especially those who had children on board.
I can’t imagine going through that and trying to explain to your kid what in the world just happened.
We all have our bad moments, some far worse than others, and mine happened to be caught on camera for the whole world to see, multiple times.”
Hey, fair enough, though I don’t think my bad moments have ever been as excessive as this one. However, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt because you never really know what people are going through.
Gomas gets emotional, but powers through and finishes out the apology:
“Sorry, I’m trying not to sound like Minnie Mouse. Well, it has been really comical for everyone, and I have highly enjoyed so many of the memes.
On the flip side, it is very invasive and unkind, and I don’t know what I would do without the love and support of my friends and family.
They are loyal to a fault and I don’t know what I did to deserve them. I hope that I can use this experience and do a little bit of good in the world and that is what I intend to do.
I hope that you guys can accept my apology and I can begin to move on with my life.”
Text then comes up on the screen, saying that she is striving to create positive conversations around mental health and standing up to cyberbullying.
She plugs her new website (www.tiffanygomas.com) as well, which for the time being just says “stay tuned.”