Humans have conquered land, sea, and air; we know how to build high-speed rails that run through mountains, giant cruise ships capable of housing thousands of guests, and long-range airliners that can take us around the world with just a few stops. Heck, we're even developing space tourism.

But while we continue to evolve our transportation, we ourselves — the travelers — remain largely the same, rotten just like our cavemen ancestors. And nothing captures our dirtiness better than the online project Passenger Shaming. Spanning across different social media platforms, it posts content that goes way beyond crying children. We're talking filthy toes, obscene minds, and so. much. more.

Continue scrolling to check it all out, and fire up Bored Panda's earlier publication on Passenger Shaming for more cultural decline.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | passengershaming.store

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I I
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4 months ago

love the burn

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

there is nothing Duct tape can't fix

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The curator of the account, Shawn, is a former flight attendant of seven years who has also worked as a police officer and a paramedic. She told Vox Passenger Shaming receives around 300 submissions a week.

"One thing that I find really interesting is that all of the content I used to get was from crew members," she said. "Now 99 percent are from passengers because they don't want to sit next to these people. They're like, 'I'm calling these people out for this bulls**t behavior.'"

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Aussie Atheist
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4 months ago

Selfish little f****r (ง'̀-'́)ง

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housea
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4 months ago

…. or fear

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Shawn said a lot of the content is foot-related, arguments, people eating things like hard-boiled eggs or tuna, and clipping their nails. Changing dirty diapers is also a common theme.

She attributes the surge in this type of behavior to the fact that people have been cooped up and want to get out. "Maybe they go to the airport and there are delays and things take longer because now they have to go through all these different processes and wear masks. It was a s**tshow before, and now add everything else on top of it."

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Nothing to see here: Just a passenger hand feeding her cat in a seat while it watches TV. On a plane.

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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4 months ago

Seems like a well-behaved kitty.

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Got a real kick out of this one.

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Tash
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4 months ago

I would poke it with something sharp.

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BananaJo
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4 months ago

And he will soon kill himself

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"I am friends with a lot of flight attendants and pilots, and a lot of them were furloughed for 8 or 12 months and are just going back and dealing with this," Shawn said.

"When I was a flight attendant, 99 percent of the people I ran into were awesome. This is just a really small percentage of people that we highlight, but I always like to make sure people know I’m not some angry, horrible person running around hating everybody."

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Tassenküchlein168
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4 months ago

Go! (Where are you allowed to bring scissors on a plane?)

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Aussie Atheist
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4 months ago

Thats just fowl!

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The Penguin Bandit
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4 months ago

Sounds like the cooler-toting guy was being utterly shellfish 🦐

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Even though there's a constant stream of pictures and videos flowing to Passenger Shaming, Shawn doesn't post everything.

"I never shame anybody based on weight, their appearance, anything of that nature. It's behaviors only, which I think is a reason why it's really successful."

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Giving new meaning to HIGH heels.

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N G
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4 months ago

Instagram much?

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Fat Harry
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4 months ago

How do you even get that onto the flight?!

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That middle seat sewing sesh, though!

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Buren
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4 months ago

Dude has deadline

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A lot of Passenger Shaming's posts are also based on news stories.

"I don’t think I’ve ever gotten anything wrong, per se. Things may have developed in addition, so I’ll go back and edit a post with new information," Shawn said. "But I do try to vet things that people send in."

If Shawn finds out there's something completely off base or incorrect, she just removes it or does a follow-up.

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I I
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4 months ago

threw up in my mouth a little , fck me thats BURGHHHH

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User# 6
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4 months ago

I hope he was wearing a mask.

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*DING* Can I get some peanuts in 11A, please?

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YinzerGhost
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4 months ago

We got some motherf**kin monkeys on this motherf**kin plane!

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KJ
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4 months ago

I am sure all the other passengers appreciate the footy whiff.

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"[One time in 2021], I had somebody send me a picture — you will not see it on my Instagram because Instagram pulled it down, which is so annoying. It was just a guy laying on the floor sleeping in the gate, and he had his hand under his belt."

"Multiple people sent it to me. So I would ask, 'Oh, did you take this picture?' One person would be like, 'Yep,' and another person’s like, 'Yeah this is such and such airport,' and I'm like, 'Actually, no, it's in Atlanta, because the person who sent it to me originally gave me all the information.' He had posted it in a pilot and crew forum."

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

No need to blur the text on the hat. We all know what it says: Covidiot + red hat + white letters = trumpster

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Roxy Eastland
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4 months ago

Yeah, this is one of the few that actually does require shaming

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Fxnglhl
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4 months ago

what in the ever expanding universe is this???

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housea
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4 months ago

did ninjas break in and fight a passenger in the loo?

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Of course, we can't know for sure if everything that appears on the account is 100% legit but that's not really the point of it.

"What I like to say is, we could 'what if' every single thing that I put on there, but it ruins the whole concept," Shawn said. "I'm not going to intentionally post anything that would be harmful or embarrassing to somebody with a condition or an issue. I don't post if it's clearly a mental health issue."

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Rez Fidel
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4 months ago

OMFG

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Tassenküchlein168
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4 months ago

Is that hot coffee? 😇

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Another trumpster. It is only logical, an aSs should be covered with panties.

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Tash
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4 months ago

Oi!

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"I just like to use these as teachable moments. It's not just about shaming people, it's saying, 'Hey, there's this lady who's painting their nails on an airplane and it's an enclosed cabin with recirculated air' and people will respond to me via email or DM and say, 'Oh my God, that never crossed my mind to not do that.'"

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Tristan Kenyon
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4 months ago

Genius

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Poultry Geist
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4 months ago

Poor scared baby !!

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SlartyBlartFast
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4 months ago

he has to be from the future

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Roxy Eastland
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4 months ago

Why do you care? They haven't taken your trousers off

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Passenger Shaming has over 1.4 million followers on Instagram alone, but Shawn wants to take the project even further.

"Ideally I would love to partner with a really large travel-related brand, like the Travel Channel or Expedia, who could help curate and build the brand," she said. "I would really like to use the platform to educate the general public about airlines. Your flight crew absolutely wants you to be happy and have a nice, comfortable, pleasant flight, because they don’t want to be stuck on an airplane with 200 people that are pissed off. There’s no gain in that for them."

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

Tip a sticky drink all over the hair.

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Tobias Rieper
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4 months ago

if i remember correctly the plane was delayed taking off so she went for a walk on the wing

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Aussie Atheist
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4 months ago

Just a plane fort going on, nothing to see here

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karla Meixnerová
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4 months ago

I hope they know each other :D

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The woman also added that if you're getting ready to travel (especially now), lead with grace and a lot of patience.

"These are people who maybe haven't been working for the last year. They might be understaffed. Just imagine what these crew members have to deal with all day. We're seeing the videos; these aren’t one-offs. Please be kind and patient, and that includes your fellow passengers. And then my big travel tip for right now would be: Give yourself double the amount of time you think it'll take."

If only people in the pics would hear this...

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Francis
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4 months ago

are those her exentions?

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