Viral video shows Capitol rioter finding out he’s on the FBI’s no-fly list. He doesn’t take it well

'There's no crying in terrorism.'


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Jan 11, 2021   Updated on Jan 11, 2021, 5:03 pm CST

New viral videos show bewildered and crying Capitol rioters finding out they are on the no-fly list.

Following the insurrection of the U.S. Capitol last week, some of the rioters promptly found out how quickly the FBI and other federal organizations can operate if they choose. Numerous would-be flyers recently found out that they were put onto the FBI’s no-fly list, essentially keeping them grounded until investigations could be completed.

Per a Forbes report, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, asked the TSA and FBI to keep the suspected terrorists off of planes last Thursday.

“Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names of all identified individuals involved in the attack to the federal No-Fly List and keep them off planes,” said Thompson.

It appears they’ve gotten a head start. The most popular video so far shows a man crying and upset about being kicked off a flight.

“But this is what they do to us,” says the hysterical man. 

If you listen closely, an unseen man asks, sarcastically: “It is?”

“They kicked me off the plane; they called me a fucking terrorist,” the man continues. “And they wanna fucking ruin my life.”

There is also a video of the woman telling the hysterical man she, too, was kicked off a flight. Other passengers clapped as she de-planed.

She was later photographed crying and being comforted in her time of trial. 

There are many more of these videos and accompanying memes. One video shows a man filming MAGA Men screaming “USA” and “fuck communism,” but also not being allowed to fly.

@brownandbella tweeted: “You know what’s really REALLY funny about these white ppl flipping out about being on the no fly list? These same ppl LOVED all that ‘oppressive govt’ shit, all of it, when it was only being applied to Muslims, and other Black/brown people. Now THEY crying in the airport.”

The videos were also edited together to “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos, which played during Goodfellas‘ iconic montage.

Update 12:34pm CT, Jan. 11: The popular video showing a man’s apparent meltdown after he was stopped from boarding a plane at an airport was shared on TikTok by the user @heartlessputa. On Monday, the user changed their username to @heartlessbeech.

In a caption for the video, the user wrote that the man “had a full toddler level meltdown bc he was told to wear a mask,” possibly disputing claims that he was put on a no-fly list. The user did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

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*First Published: Jan 11, 2021, 11:53 am CST