Rich Wisken Pens Letter to JetStar, Complains About "Fat Mess" of a Fellow Passenger

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Rich Wisken makes his living as a comedian.

But he found nothing funny about a recent flight on board JetStar.

In a letter that has gone viral and split the Internet into two camps, Wisken GOES OFF on the Australian airline for sitting him alongside a rather large passenger in the Exit Row.

"As I boarded the plane, I mentally high-fived myself for paying the additional $25 for an emergency seat," Wisken wrote of the incident.

"I was imagining all that extra room, when I was suddenly distracted by what appeared to be an infant hippopotamus located halfway down the aisle. As I got closer, I was relieved to see that it wasn't a dangerous semi-aquatic African mammal, but a morbidly obese human being."

Much to Wisken's chagrin, he was unable to change seats, leading to a four-hour trip that was ruined by "fetid whiffs of body odour" that emanated from this "fleshy boulder."

Wisken goes on to complain that the flight attendants on board couldn't have cared less about his situation, even though plenty of other seats were available.

They were simply occupied by passengers lying across the entire row.

The comedian says this is not a joke; he's looking to be compensated for the "physical pain and mental suffering" that comes from being so close to "human blubber;" and concludes:

Imagine going out for dinner and a movie, only to have your night ruined by a fat mess who eats half your meal then blocks 50% of the screen. Isn't that exactly the same as having someone who can't control their calorie intake occupying half your seat on a flight? Of course it is, so that's why I'm demanding a full refund of my ticket, including the $25 for an emergency row seat.

Read the full letter at Wisken's blog and decide: Fair or foul?

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Charge them for two seats ... now! Airlines are a cargo industry. You wouldn't try to ship 20 pounds at the ten pound rate; it's time we fix this nonsense. ...and lay off the happy meals you fat slobs ... the mirrors aren't lying.

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THE GOLDEN AGE IN AMERICA IS OVER !!!! COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS ARE NOTHING BUT FOUL SMELLING CATTLE CARS FOR THE MONGREL MASSES ..... SMART AND SUCCESSFUL FOLKS WILL EITHER DRIVE , CHART OR ;BUY A PLANE OF THEIR OWN ... THAT'S CALLED THE CONTINUING SAGA OF PROGRESS .....

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@ (((@)))++JOY

By the looks of it, you have absolutely no life. Grow up.

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Hmm. Considering this man would have needed a seatbelt extender and you cannot be seated in an emergency exit if you require one, something doesn't sound right with this story. I doubt it happened. Jetstar would be wise to check it out. They might very well be being played.

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JET-airlines...............made to transport entire america.

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I hope whoever he was sitting by has no idea who this disgusting excuse for a human being is. He could've handled it much better than this. People that are a bit bigger should consider buying two tickets so they can have enough room for themselves and others comfortably. However this was a DISGUSTING letter and he is the scum of the earth. Purely disgusting. He is talking about a Human being in that letter, Not a piece of garbage! Stop fat shaming NOW this is disgusting.

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Why be such a prick about it?

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