A curvy influencer has angrily asked airlines to make her plane seats bigger because her “big” butt can’t fit in them.
Gracie Bon, 26, from Panama, shared a video of the challenges she faces every time she takes a flight as a plus-size woman, pouting on the plane as she struggled to put on her seat belt.
She was then seen walking through the airport on a moving walkway, looking back to smile as she showed off her figure.
The Panamanian Instagram model exclaimed: ‘Planes should have bigger seats.
A curvy model has angrily called on airlines to make her plane seats bigger because her “big” bum can’t fit in them.
“So today I had a flight and even though I flew first class, I couldn’t fit on the plane. So this is a request to all the airlines so that big girls like me can fly.”
Gracie insists, “It’s not my fault I have a butt that big.” Please make them bigger.’
She shared the clip on Instagram to her 4.5 million followers, where it went viral with 1.3 million views and 3,500 comments.
However, not everyone agreed and viewers were quick to argue that her problem was self-inflicted after she decided to undergo body modification surgeries.
One user wrote: “What you need is a bigger brain,” while a second wrote: “It’s your fault.” ‘You paid for the surgeries.’
Another commented: “Buy two seats instead of one – you’ll clearly have plenty of money to afford them.”
Meanwhile, others joked: “Take a train” and “Buy two seats instead of one, you clearly have plenty of money to afford them.”
Someone else jokingly asked: ‘Who else’s fault is it?’ “Nobody forced you to have surgery.”
The clip shows the 26-year-old plus-size woman pouting on the plane as she struggles to put on her seatbelt.
Others wrote: ‘Do you do the surgeries by accident?’ and ‘Stop having surgery to make it bigger’.
However, some users agreed with the model, with one commenter writing: ‘Agreed. I definitely need a larger seat and a seat belt that doesn’t have such a hard buckle. Could you include a tray that fits large breasts?
Another added: ‘I agree! One of my cheeks always overflows.’
Meanwhile, a third joked: ‘Let’s start a rebellion! This is unfair and unjust!’
Someone else noted: ‘The only surgery they did was a tummy tuck. His hips are naturally this big.”
It has not been confirmed what surgeries the Panamanian model has undergone.
The debate over whether older people should pay for an extra seat on a plane or get one for free has divided opinion for years.
In 2023, a plus-size influencer is doubling down on her demand that airlines scrap their “discriminatory” policies and give overweight passengers extra seats for free, as one expert suggested it was her human right to get what she wants.
Gracie insists, “It’s not my fault I have a butt that big.” Please make them bigger.
Jaelynn Chaney made headlines when she called on the FAA to offer “one free extra seat, or even two or three seats depending on your size” to obese travelers.
Chaney, from Vancouver, Washington, admitted other passengers may have to foot the bill through fare increases.
In a new interview with CNN Travel, Chaney, who is 6XL, argued that airline policies are “discriminatory” and that it is unfair that they have to pay more than thinner people.
The debate also comes just after an “obese” woman who paid for an extra seat to accommodate her size revealed that a mother asked her to give up the second chair and “squeeze into one” so her little one could use it, and when she rejected it, this led to a major disagreement.
The self-proclaimed “fat” woman, 34, who did not share her name, spoke out about the situation on Reddit last month, while asking the internet if she had made a mistake by not sacrificing one of her seats for the young man.
On the Am I the Jerk subreddit, he explained that he was flying “cross-country” to see his brother for Christmas and decided to “reserve an extra seat so everyone can be more comfortable.”
He said “everything went well” until he boarded, when a mother sitting in the same row approached him and “told him to settle into one seat so her 18-month-old son could fit in the other.”