Delta Air Lines just banned Robert J. O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who fatally shot Osama bin Laden.
O’Neill revealed this on Twitter on Thursday, saying that he was banned for posting a photo of himself not wearing a mask on a Delta flight the day before.
“I just got banned from @Delta for posting a picture. Wow,” he tweeted.
I just got banned from @Delta for posting a picture. Wow.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) August 20, 2020
In a since-deleted tweet, O’Neill had posted a photo of himself smiling on a Delta flight without a mask on.
“I’m not a p***y,” he captioned the image, according to The Independent.
The photo immediately went viral, with many Twitter users slamming the former Team Six member for not wearing a mask. O’Neill refused to take the attacks lying down, and instead started firing back at his haters.
“Do you remember the complete, incompetent morons buying all of the toilet paper? They’re the ones telling you to wear masks now,” he wrote in one tweet, adding in another, “China told you to wear a mask. Look down… you’re wearing a mask. I’m not. Make no mistake … this ‘pandemic’ was sent to you by China.”
“I know more about biological warfare than most of you. We were trained. These dumb a** masks do nothing. Nothing,” he later added. “I’m not being rude… I’m just telling you facts.”
Each of these tweets have since been deleted. One tweet that remains, however, features O’Neill saying, “I am not the bad guy. I Killed the bad guy.”
I am not the bad guy. I Killed the bad guy.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) August 19, 2020
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As the mask debate rages on in the United States amidst the coronavirus pandemic, various airlines have said that they will ban people for life for refusing to wear masks on their planes. Delta had already warned that they might ban O’Neill after the photo went viral.
“We’re aware of this customer’s tweet and are reviewing this event. All customers who don’t comply with our mask-wearing requirement risk losing their ability to fly Delta in the future,” airline rep Kyla Ross told The New York Post. “Medical research tells us that wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to reduce the COVID-19 infection rate.”