Instagram model Angela Panari who sat near crying baby on flight slammed for saying she'd rather sit near an animal
'I'd agree more with allowing pets inside the airplane cabin rather than babies', Angela Panari said in her now-deleted post
A 24-year-old Instagram model who was seated close to a crying baby on a flight has been slammed for saying she would much rather sit near an animal.
Angela Panari shared a picture on her Instagram story on Monday featuring the controversial post which sparked outrage among her 1.9 million fans and followers.
The Indonesian model was abused online after posting the picture which had the caption, "I'd agree more with allowing pets inside the airplane cabin rather than babies."
Even though the post was only active for a brief time, fans were able to take screenshots and shared them online.
Panari spoke to DetikHot and said, "I immediately deleted my story. The story was up for less than five minutes but some people captured it already until it went viral."
She said that she was criticized by parents for being insensitive on the flight and many added that she herself could be a mother someday and so should be sympathetic and compassionate.
She also apologized for her controversial post in an Instagram message and shared that she had acted out of frustration as the baby had cried throughout the entire trip.
"I apologize for the mistake I made because of my emotions. I was angered so I posted that story. I promise not to repeat this kind of behavior again and I took this as a lesson," she wrote.
She claimed that she did sympathize with the mother of the mewling infant seeing how stressed and exhausted she looked. "I took pity on her because she seemed so stressed out and her baby was still hysterical," the Indonesian model shared.