The mask obsession really has to stop. Seriously, when a small child with a disability is subject to the rules and regulations put into place by adults who are not paying attention to any actual science, but are following a trend and a fad, and the demands of resulting rules are traumatic, we’re talking child abuse.
That seems to be the case with one airline in the United States, Spirit Airlines, where a four-year-old boy with autism and a medical disability note, was removed from an airplane with his parents for not wearing a mask.
“He’s exempt from wearing masks because whenever he wears a mask he holds his breath or he starts freaking out and he will harm himself,” she explained, saying that her son has autism and is non-verbal.
When her husband showed the note to Spirit Airlines’ crew in Las Vegas, she said staff told her:
“No-no-no. Autism’s not a disability. He has to wear a mask or he has to get off the plane.”
Autism is most definitely a disability, and one that can be difficult to manage, but that wouldn’t matter to Spirit Airlines. They require everyone over the age of two to wear a mask. Other airlines are not that ridiculous.
Not that the mask Karens of the world want to hear that.