Sex worker licks airplane toilet seat in viral video, leaves social media grossed out
The video was posted to the microblogging site by a sex worker who is based in Brooklyn, New York and she couldn't believe it that Twitter made her famous for licking a toilet.
A video of an airplane passenger licking one of the toilet seats on board has caused a firestorm on Twitter, with many social media users feeling nauseated after watching the very short clip. The video was posted to the microblogging site by user @grimiestt, a sex worker who is based in Brooklyn, New York. They can be seen in the footage bent over a toilet in the airplane cubicle, licking the seat. They wrote across the screen: "Lickin the airplane toilet bc I'm gross like that [sic]."
After they posted the video on the site, they captioned it with: "I’ve licked a lotta toilets in my day but this was the first that made my tongue go numb" along with a series of emojis. The video has since been shared more than 7,600 times and has been seen by almost 6.5 million people so far, the Daily Mail reported.
I’ve licked a lotta toilets in my day but this was the first that made my tongue go numb🚽✈️🧻🛩👅👅👅👅👅 pic.twitter.com/4jMLEle2IL— grimy; keep your blood moving (@grimiestt) March 18, 2019
One user replied to the tweet: "It’s numb because you just contracted 1200 diseases at once" and another wrote: "I'm deeply concerned." A third said: "I can’t believe what I see on this app sometimes. That’s enough twitter for today. Bye."
Amongst all the people who commented on the tweet was 'The Good Place' actress Jameela Jamil who wrote simply: "What...is...this...?" They replied to the actress saying: "a sex worker, working". They later added in another tweet on their page that they can't "believe Twitter made me famous for licking a toilet".
can’t believe twitter made me famous for licking a toilet— grimy; keep your blood moving (@grimiestt) March 18, 2019
A microbiologist at the University of Arizona, Dr. Charles Gerba, told Fox News in an interview previously that his studies have indicated that bathrooms, tray tables, and armrests were the germiest objects on commercial planes. The researcher has reportedly found the "influenza virus, norovirus, and MRSA" on some of the samples that were tested through his research.
This further proves that restrooms on planes contain the largest sources of pathogens. Speaking in detail that there are at least 50 people per flight that use just one restroom, Dr. Gerba said in a 2012 interview: "Worst thing on the plane is the toilet — germiest by far. Best thing to do is use a hand sanitizer, and do not use the toilet."