Drama in first class! Bachelor producer Elan Gale sparked a viral holiday sensation on Twitter this week when he documented his entire feud with a fellow airplane passenger on Thanksgiving! The 30-year-old — who's also worked on ABC's The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad — shared his thoughts and letters he sent over to a woman named Diane who was complaining that she wouldn't make it home on time to be with her family.
"Our flight is delayed. A woman on here is very upset because she has Thanksgiving plans. She is the only one obviously. Praying for her," Gale sarcastically wrote. "She's telling the flight attendants that it is Thanksgiving. She wants them to know she wants to have dinner with her family."
Apparently sitting five rows behind him, Gale shared that the woman finally had to sit down during take off and he could continue to here her say, "about DAMN time." To make her realize she wasn't the only one who would be getting home late for Turkey Day celebrations, the TV producer then decided to give her a glass of wine with a written note — and shared the photo of it with his over 144,000 followers.
"The male flight attendant is giving me the 'let's just pretend this never happened' face. Shaking his head a lot. He gave me two little bottles of vodka but he won't hand them to her. He says I have to do it myself," he continued. "Oh my God, I did it. I walked as if I was going to the bathroom and I leaned over and put them on her tray table and walked away Oh my God," he added. "She just stared at me like REALLY hard. She was breathing through her teeth and I think she just couldn't believe I was doing that."
He added: "I'm not going to lie I am shaking this is so terrifying she is so angry at me it's kind of incredible. I don't really know what to do now I'm afraid to get out of my seat. This is like being on a roller coaster I'm scared and super excited."
The result? Gale got a written letter back. "The male flight attendant just handed me a note from 7A," he tweeted. In the note, Diane called Gale an "awful person" and that she was sorry his family had to deal with him.
But it wasn't over! Gale retaliated and wrote in his second note that she's the "person who lacks compassion" and she should "eat my d–k." When she wrote back that she will be speaking to authorities when they land, he said "make sure they arrest you for cannibalism."
As it turns out, Diane was the one led away by a gate agent. When they landed at LAX, the woman went up to Gale and slapped him in the face, but he ultimately didn't have airport police come over. He did, however, slip her a last note with his Twitter handle.
"Diane, allow me to introduce myself. I am @TheYearOfElan…"he wrote. "Look me up online. Read every tweet. Read every response. And maybe next time you'll be nice to people who are just trying to help."
He later took a disheveled selfie. "Finally landed in LA. Gonna go hang out with my mom and be a good son. Love y'all. #SuckItDiane Happy Thanksgiving." He also shared a picture of his mom giving Diane the middle finger in the car after picking him up.
Gale has since received both positive and negative comments about the feud. But one celebrity he has in his corner? Alec Baldwin! "I want everyone to follow @theyearofelan bc he is so f#%*ing funny," the 30 Rock alum tweeted. On the other hand, some tweeters aren't all that impressed. "Why is being mean to a woman in an airplane considered hilarious or epic?" one wrote.
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