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Last week, the #PlaneBae saga went viral, as one Rosey Blair documented what she presented as a love connection between a man and a woman on an airplane.
Now, the woman involved has broken her silence, and says that “#PlaneBae is not a romance – it is a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent.”
“I have been doxxed, shamed, insulted and harassed. Voyeurs have come looking for me online and in the real world,” she writes in a statement to Business Insider.
She asks for people to respect her privacy.
The #PlaneBae saga raises hard questions about expectations of privacy in a world where your every move can be tracked on social media.

Earlier in July, the #PlaneBae saga went viral on social media, as one Rosey Blair documented on Twitter what she presented as a love connection between strangers — a man and a woman, sitting in front of her on an airplane.

Now, for the first time, the woman involved in the #PlaneBae saga breaks her silence, and says that being an unwitting part of this social media phenomenon has had serious consequences for her in the real world.

“I did not ask for and do not seek attention. #PlaneBae is not a romance – it is a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent,” she says, in a statement provided to Business Insider by her lawyer on Thursday.

Business Insider has verified that she is the woman from the Twitter posts. We have not published her name out of respect for her desire for privacy. You can read her full statement at the end of this story.

The #PlaneBae himself, former pro soccer player Euan Holden, embraced his newfound celebrity, and even appeared on the Today Show. However, after Blair’s Twitter posts went viral, the …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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