blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa and WILLit is Alex Skolnick weighed in on a viral video of a man playing his guitar while singing worship songs about Jesus to a plane full of passengers.
The clip, which originated on ICT Tac forward shared on RedditThe Travel Freakout subreddit shows a young man strumming his guitar, singing what appears to be a cult song. Several people who appear to be part of the worship service later join in for a chant, much to the dismay of some of the other passengers on what would have been a European flight (due to mask restrictions not being enforced ).
According to TMZ, the video was shot/posted by Jack Jens Jr.who seems to be some kind of pastor, and who founded an organization called Kingdom Kingdom Ministries. Jack and his congregation were recently in Europe helping refugees fleeing Ukraine, and speculation is that the clip was shot on a flight to Germany about a week ago.
Earlier today, Bonamassa retweeted the video and included the following message: “My only question other than WTF is how did he manage to get the guitar on the plane without being hassled? Oh and this guy in the blue shirt seems be about to go medieval on the lead singer of in-flight entertainment.”
Skolnick also chimed in, writing: ‘Professional guitarist / guitar lover here. I would support someone who goes all out’Belushi‘ (that is to say “Animal House”) on the guy. More concretely, the staff should have put an end to this madness immediately. Not only does this disturb most passengers, but it inflicts religious propaganda.”
In the United States, domestic travel laws require airlines to allow guitarists to carry their instruments, as long as they fit under the seat in front of passengers or in an overhead storage compartment.
In 2003, the Transportation Security Administration (CST) and the American Federation of Musicians reached an agreement allowing airlines to treat the guitars not only as checked baggage, but also as carry-on baggage.
Pro guitarist/guitar lover here. I would support someone who goes full “Belushi” (aka “Animal House”) on the guy. More concretely, the staff should have put an end to this madness immediately. This not only bothers most passengers, but inflicts religious propaganda.
– Alex Skolnick?? (@AlexSkolnick) April 16, 2022
My only question other than WTF is how did he manage to get the guitar on the plane without being harassed? Oh and that guy in the blue shirt looks like he’s about to go medieval on the lead singer of in-flight entertainment. ???♂️? https://t.co/VoUmvrQFcS
Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) April 16, 2022
Jack Jensz Jr. appears to be a leader of this congregation, but it’s unclear if everyone on the plane was on the same page with their expression of faith. https://t.co/tikPOeZn9L
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 16, 2022
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