True Colours

From the Daily Mail:

This is the international lawyer filmed ranting at Air India staff on a Mumbai to London flight after she was refused alcohol – leaving other business class passengers holding hands in terror.

Simone O’Broin, 50, was arrested after she was caught on camera shouting abuse at male and female cabin crew and demanding another glass of wine.

At one point in the footage, she is seen yelling: ‘I work for all you f***ing people… The f***ing Rohingyas, the f***ing people of all Asia, for you, I’m an international criminal lawyer.

‘Don’t get any money for it by the way. But you won’t give me a f***ing glass of wine, is that correct?’.

The shocking incident took place on an Air India flight from Mumbai to London Heathrow last Saturday.

The full video is here. So who is she?

Belfast-born Ms O’Broin, who trained as a lawyer in the UK, studied international law and worked for years in Palestine…


…was understood to be on her way home from a two month break in Goa when she was caught on film.

Ah. She’s one of those. I guess she wasn’t at a Zen retreat for inner calm.

My only surprise is she doesn’t have turquoise hair.


24 thoughts on “True Colours

  1. ” The f***ing Rohingyas”

    I didn’t realise that Air India was staffed by Rohingyas. I guess they all look the same to some westerners.

  2. Business class tickets. Nice. Hope that was from her pocket and not one of the charities she works for.

  3. There seems very, very little I could find to agree with a woman like this on – but…’the f***ing Rohingyas’ is one. I’m tired of the ‘poor little Muslims’ bleating of our press.

  4. Reading this & then your earlier post you linked to, couldn’t help noticing you start by mentioning Instagram. And I’d guess the photo you’ve illustrated your post with & was used by the Mail was pulled off of some social media site. Very reluctantly, I’m obliged to have some social media accounts. Whatsap, particularly, because the third-world (and I’d class Spain as third-world in mentality if not economically) would seem to now be unable to function without it. And it amazes me how many people seem to be driven to be “interesting” to as wide a circle as possible. Not a day goes by that I’m not bombarded with photos of people I barely know or requests to view Facebook pages of the same. Wasn’t it Andy Warhol said everyone gets 15 minutes of fame? There seem so many people determined to turn themselves into slebs of some sort or other. Everything they do has to be documented on phone cameras & shared. Your woman on the plane is demonstrating sleb behaviour. It’s the sort of stunt heavy metal guitarists & fading Hollywood actors get advised to perform because no publicity is bad publicity.
    So your women of a certain age who are “travelling”. Who are they travelling for? For themselves, or to report back to some imagined audience that they think hangs on their every broadcast?

  5. Incidentally more proof of my theory that the more ‘progressive’ you are in public, the more of a complete c*nt you are in private.

  6. “Wasn’t it Andy Warhol said everyone gets 15 minutes of fame? ”

    He allegedly later corrected that comment* – with much more prophetic accuracy.

    “I used to say that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Now I say, in 15 minutes, everyone will be famous”

    *:Darned if I can find a source so maybe I am misremembering.

  7. What a spectacular cnut! Exceptional tolerance from the Air India staff; she ought to be made to compensate that chap* she was abusing.

    Also amusing to see the perma-offended and oppressed Oirish on twitter for her being (accurately) described as Irish.

    @jim – absolutely spot on.

    @isp001 – I’m sure she’ll have fitted some ‘work’ in to justify booking the trip to a client.

    Either way, I suspect most of the money she’s earned and the expenses she has incurred on behalf of the Palestinians and the f*cking Rohingyas came from the poor old taxpayer, the main source of funding for these charities (cos only sh1ts like her care about the issues and they don’t donate).

  8. I guess she wasn’t at a Zen retreat for inner calm.

    Based solely on that photo, I’d guess she wasn’t a woman either.

  9. A side issue- the lady seems unaware that a significant number of Asian people have issues with the Rohingya. Can she represent both?

  10. Always a bad move to interrupt an Irishman or Irishwoman in mid-drunk phase. They should have given her a bottle of Jamieson stuffed full of tranquilizers.

  11. I fly a lot. I’ve never seen anyone behave that way. Maybe there are not many “International criminal” lawyers on my flights?

    Bet she was upgraded. Got drunk on free booze was turned down and became obnoxious. People’s inhibitions drop away when drunk so she’s a nasty piece of work.

    Best bit. “I control the boycott movement. One word from me and Air India (smacking hands). Jet Airways (smacking hands)”. Oh yes the BDS people will really go to town on this. Indians will ignore it though. They walk past people dying in the streets so to suggest that Air India’s core clients care an Irish lady didn’t get more drink is amusing to say the least.

  12. “leaving other business class passengers holding hands in terror”. Really? I would have found the whole thing quite amusing.

  13. I thought it was jolly decent of her to attach a warning signal to her forehead, like the Mark of Cain. That gives her prey a sporting chance. Women seem totally oblivious to male emblems like manbuns and nose piercings, then wonder why their choices turn out so badly.

  14. Quick put a ring on it!

    I suppose if she was a few years younger she’d have a ring through it?

  15. That’s a face that says “inner calm and serenity”.

    Westerners with tikkas and tie-dyed trousers in India are to be avoided like Ebola. No good ever comes from a conversation with them.

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