Teenagers Decide New Cool Thing To Do Is Make Copycat Airline Bomb Threats On Twitter



I don’t envy teenagers — it’s just so hard to keep up with the coolest trends. Like are we still saying “for shizzle?” Are high fives acceptable? But if all your friends started tweeted fake bomb threats to American Airlines just because one Dutch girl did, would you throw yourself off that cliff, too?

Perhaps these rapscallions are ticked off that someone dared to arrest one of their ranks, or maybe they just ran out of hoops to roll down the street and rocks to kick (both available for iOs and Android, obvs). But for whatever reason, a slew of teens have been busy tweeting bomb jokes at American, reports the Washington Post.

And as is the way with many Internet taunts, many of them are poorly spelled, come from accounts touting extreme love of teen stars and they’re well, childish. Some are tweeting at Southwest Airlines as well, which wasn’t involved in the Dutch teen’s incident but whatever, kids will be kids.

A sampling, with Twitter handles removed because again, these are children or at least young people we don’t know:

“@AmericanAir The bomb goes of in 3 hours”

“@AmericanAir I have a bomb under the next plane to take off”

“@AmericanAir You really seem to not care that i’m about to bomb your plane that’s headed to Paris. Btw, my name is Ahmed.”

“@AmericanAir Hello, I’m eduardo. ago a couple of weeks were warned, i´m ignored. you will pay the consequences. Bomb! HAHAHAHA

“.@SouthwestAir I bake really good pies and my friends call me “the bomb” am I still allowed to fly?”

Sigh. Not only does this not bode well for the future social media presence these whippersnappers will bring to the table when they’re adults with disposable income, but it mucks it up for the rest of us when airlines are busy responding to silly threats and jokes instead of going about their usual customer service duties.

Peer pressure is strong, guys. I get it — I once wore flannel shorts over leggings outside of the house, on purpose. But stop it, please, and grow up.

Dozens of teenagers are now tweeting bomb jokes to American Airlines [Washington Post]

You can follow MBQ on Twitter where she will try to serve as a good role model at least so far as not making threats is considered: @marybethquirk

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