A man was kicked off a flight in the United States for wearing women's underwear as a face mask.

Covid Mask

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In footage that has been shared widely online, Adam Jenne is seen wearing a pink thong over his face as he prepares for the domestic flight from Fort Lauderdale to Washington.

A flight attendant can be heard saying: "You're going to have to come off the plane. We're not going to let you travel."

Jenne's removal from the flight sparks a show of support from fellow passengers, with several reportedly getting up to leave.

The man admits that he attempted the stunt to highlight the "absurdity" of mask-wearing rules on flights.

He said: "There's nothing more absurd than having to wear a mask until I get to cruising altitude so that I can order Tito's by the double and snack on pretzels, and illustrating that absurdity by wearing women's underwear on my face sounds perfect."