'Kissing Booth' star Joey King slams plane passenger who thought he could "contract cancer" from her bald head

'The Kissing Booth' actress went bald to play the role of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the Hulu series 'The Act'


                            'Kissing Booth' star Joey King slams plane passenger who thought he could "contract cancer" from her bald head

Joey King must be irritated out of her mind right now. The 'Kissing Booth' star recently shaved her head for a new role, but it looks like she had to endure a new level of ignorance from a fellow passenger on one of her airplane rides recently, with regards to her new hairstyle.

The actress revealed on Sunday that she was sat beside a plane passenger who thought she had cancer. The 19-year-old reportedly added that the man did not want to sit next to her for, get this, fear of contracting the disease.

Joey King attends the 2018 Hulu Holiday Party at Cecconi's Restaurant on November 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu)
Joey King attends the 2018 Hulu Holiday Party at Cecconi's Restaurant on November 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu)

She took to Twitter to share how people can be stupid sometimes: "Y’all I’m on a plane & this man next to me literally turned to me with his phone in my face & took a photo of me as if I wouldn’t notice & texted his wife that he’s sitting next to a girl who has cancer (just cuz I’m bald) & that he's scared to 'catch it'...Y R PPL STUPID SUMTIMES."

She continued: "I read his text over his shoulder it said 'some bald chick next to me with Fckn cancer coughed and I don’t wanna catch it'.....um ya jokin?"

Joey King attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Joey King attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

This latest case of ignorance comes after last month, the teen actress revealed that she was cutting off all her locks to take on the role of Munchausen victim-turned-murderer Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the Hulu series. She debuted her dramatic new style in an Instagram post that documented the entire buzz cut process.

Captioning the video and accompanying picture of her newly-shaved head, Joey revealed, "My name for the next four months, is Gypsy Rose Blanchard. This story is very disturbing and I am honored to be able to portray it. What a wild ride this will be on 'The Act'."



 

Speaking about her transformation at greater length, the actress shared, "I've never really had an attachment to my hair," adding that she was not at all nervous about shaving off her hair for the role. "I couldn't care less what happens to it. No part of me was nervous or was second-guessing it."

Part of why Joey is cool with her hair gone might be because she's already done so three times previously for playing a part for TV or film. "So many people would ask me, 'Are you really scared?' or 'Are you nervous?' or say, 'You're so brave.' And I'd go, 'I'm not brave, I'm just cutting my hair off.'"

Joey King attends Max Mara WIF Face Of The Future at Chateau Marmont on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Joey King attends Max Mara WIF Face Of The Future at Chateau Marmont on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)