Jessica Bennett, the mother of the toddler who was slapped on a plane trip has decided to speak out to the media.Slapping his son? Look at the pictures. The child is not his son. No DNA test is needed.
Mrs Bennett appeared on ABC on Sunday morning to talk about what pushed an Idaho man by the name of Joe Rickey Hundley to leave his seat and approach her 19-month old son Jonah telling them “Shut that n-word baby up” and slapping him across the face.
The incident took place on February 8th on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta.
Bennett revealed that Joe Rickey Hundley was drunk, smelled of alcohol and almost fell on her while he was hitting the child who was crying because of air pressure. ...
The reporter asked Jessica Bennett how was she able to remain calm during the ordeal – she answered by saying that she was scared and froze – her husband Josh Bennett on the other hand shared that he would have snapped at the stranger for slapping his son.
This is only a national story because of use of the N-word. Have we really gotten that sensitive?
I am curious as to why we have to rely on this woman's story. If the man's behavior was so outrageous, then it was surely observed by other passengers. Without such testimony, this should not be news.
Having had a crying baby on a plane, my biases are that everyone else should put up with the crying baby. Not everyone sees it that way. If a man punched my kid on a plane, I would be inclined to challenge him to a fist fight after we got off the plane. Not everyone sees it that way either.