Sophia Bush told off a man on a plane, who wouldn’t stop tormenting her that he does not “get to harass me, or any woman, because you think you pay our bills.”
Thanks to Twitter, now both he and her 1.3 million followers can chalk that up as the etiquette lesson for the day.
“When you make a woman so visibly uncomfortable, that after you’ve ignored all visual cues to please leave her alone (one word answers, she pulls out a book, puts on a hat, she actually asks you to not speak to her with the tone and words you’re choosing to use) that she finally GETS UP and MOVES SEATS, leave her alone,” she wrote on Twitter Friday evening. “Do not continue trying to make conversation.”
The actress added, “Stop turning around and looking at her. Stop leaning out of your seat and towards her body when she has to grab something out of the overhead bin above her original seat, and sadly also above you, mid flight.”
And apparently, the “random dude on a plane” told her that she owes him a conversation because he watches a TV show she stars on — and that did not fly with the former “One Tree Hill” actress.
“Stop believing that you are entitled to make me uncomfortable because you ‘watch my TV show’ so I owe you some magical debt,” she wrote. “I make it, you watch it. After that, the ‘exchange’ is done. You do not get to harass me, or any woman, because you think you pay our bills. You don’t bro, I DO.”
And the 34-year-old ended the empowerment essay with, “Signed, Every Woman on the Planet Who is Sick of Your Creepy S—.”
However, Bush did enjoy meeting a fan at the airport. When he tweeted a selfie he took with her, she responded “nice to meet you! Thanks for being so sweet.”
See the tweet below.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) September 17, 2016