Actress Joey King does not have cancer — and even if she did, that's no reason to be awful. The actress found herself in the incredibly uncomfortable position of having to explain this to people after an encounter on a flight.
Up until now, Joey King has been known for her long, thick, hair and big blue eyes. The combo is kind of her thing; check out the new magazine cover she has coming out:
IM SO EXCITED TO REVEAL IM ON THE DECEMBER COVER OF SEVENTEEN MEXICO ON NEWSTANDS TOMORROW!!!!!! https://t.co/zIrIAEPkyz— Joey King (@Joey King)1542656172.0
Her fans were stunned when she casually dropped THIS Instagram post:
Joey landed a new role that required her to shave her head, which she obviously didn't mind since she mentioned she'd done it twice before. She's excited about the project and has been talking about it online quite a bit. Then she got on a plane and had an encounter that changed the whole direction of her updates. She went from talking about upcoming projects to talking about how a fellow passenger disrespected her.
Let's set the scene. Joey is sitting on her flight when the man next to her makes a disgusted face, whips out his phone, points it in her face and snaps her picture. Being an actress she might be used to having her picture taken, but this was startlingly blatant. So Joey looked down at his phone to see the man sending her picture to someone and telling them he was sitting next to someone who had cancer and they coughed and he didn't want to catch their cancer.
Here are her tweets about the incident.
Y’all I’m on a plane & this man next to me literally turned to me with his phone in my face & took a photo of me as… https://t.co/mTWeRJ6JdS— Joey King (@Joey King)1542549073.0
I read his text over his shoulder it said “some bald chick next to me with Fckn cancer coughed and I don’t wanna ca… https://t.co/8GYQBIGeCS— Joey King (@Joey King)1542549527.0
Assuming someone with no hair automatically has cancer is a bit ridiculous, but if that's the only exposure to bald women you've ever had, then maybe we could excuse it as a lesson learned... as this man didn't know Joey's head was shaved for a role. But his awful was a whole other level. He completely disregarded her privacy, her personal space, and so much more.
Twitter is disgusted with him.
@JoeyKing @prfcthart im actually disgusted wtf— 𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 (@𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲)1542553384.0
@JoeyKing And also being bald doesn’t have to mean you’re sick. It can also mean that you are a strong, beautiful a… https://t.co/iM6lbt75HU— 𝔽 𝕝𝕖𝕦𝕣 💓 (@𝔽 𝕝𝕖𝕦𝕣 💓)1542551115.0
@JoeyKing https://t.co/Jk58xrrtvO— stuart truman (@stuart truman)1542555552.0
@JoeyKing I just want to: https://t.co/DZ0FG7V1KL— Heba hisham Aljamal🦋 (@Heba hisham Aljamal🦋)1542551006.0
@JoeyKing Should have looked at the guy and said “1) I don’t have cancer. 2) even if I did, cancer is not contagiou… https://t.co/GdPzk7YDgg— Emily the fangirl (@Emily the fangirl)1542563090.0
@JoeyKing i just can't believe there are people like this in the world https://t.co/QEqdtgRCtd— ana (@ana)1542557097.0
@JoeyKing Cough in his mouth next time. Take a big stretch and “accidentally” smack him in the face— ñ (@ñ)1542550359.0
@JoeyKing https://t.co/0DqHQU5Ll0— gabriela (@gabriela)1542552603.0
@JoeyKing I am a Cancer Survivor. During treatment, I had strangers stand on the opposite side of elevators so they… https://t.co/j28UYzksjg— Tricia Mathison (@Tricia Mathison)1542721576.0
But not everyone was on #TeamJoey
@JoeyKing Way to stand up for cancer patients across the world. Sounds like you’re pissed that he thought you had… https://t.co/JSulL5Ku39— Mito Missy (@Mito Missy)1542666493.0
@JoeyKing If i knew someone was reading my texts, I'd write something ridiculous and offensive too— Cornvelius Daniel (@Cornvelius Daniel)1542667248.0
@JoeyKing I’ll take “Things that didn’t happen, but...ratio” for $1,000 Alex— Chihoowa' oshi' (@Chihoowa' oshi')1542665304.0
We want your thoughts on how things went down. Was the other passenger out of line, or was Joey's response inappropriate? Sound off.