Many others pointed out the health risks the move could actually cause.
One person commented: “If they suffocate it’s their own fault.”
A second wrote: “So, to protect yourself from a disease which will basically prevent you from breathing, you do that! Well done.”
A third added: “And when he/she dies from asphyxiation they will be completely safe from Covid.”
Others were more forgiving and even applauded the move.
One commenter in favour stated: “ I have no problem with this. Might be the new thing.”
A second echoed: “At least she tries, even if it ain’t perfect.”
Another Instagram user added: “Not mad at this!! It’s a total plane mood.
“Keep to yourself and keep away from me.”
Instead of a standard surgical mask, the passenger in question has decided to make use of a woman’s pair of underwear.
Commenters were appalled at the sight, with one describing the man as a “bratty child that refuses to follow the rules.”
Aside from the safety regulations being flouted, others were quick to point out how “offensive” his choice could be to those around him.
“Wait. Aren’t outfits deemed ‘offensive to other passengers’ banned on airlines?
“I’ve read about women having to change T-shirts with explicit sayings, etc. So wouldn’t ‘wearing women’s panties on your face’ fall into that category?” they questioned.