Karl Shafek took to his Instagram today (Tuesday, 4th October) to put a female cabin crew on blast. In the video posted on the local celeb’s socials, the stewardess was seen holding a livestream while on duty.
Karl (real name Khairul Shafek Ibrahim) was spotted leaving a comment on the woman’s video. He said, “This live is so wrong, sis. You’re supposed to be alert in all situations. I know because I also used to serve as a flight attendant.”
“I have no idea that cabin crews nowadays are allowed to go live on TikTok while preparing to take off. No matter how competent you are as a crew, you should be focused on people’s safety,” the “Hotel Mania” actor wrote on his Instagram post. “Did this stewardess even attend any training? What is this @fireflyairlines? Is this even allowed now?”
Speaking in an interview with Gempak, Karl also clarified that the safety of the passengers should be prioritised. This is especially concerning since mobile phones are advised to be switched off. He said, “I saw the cabin crew’s live broadcast on TikTok. For me, that’s not right. You’re not allowed to use your phone while on board. During my time, they wouldn’t allow us (to even use our phone while working). Then again, I’m not sure about the regulations now.”
At the same time, the “Nasi Lemak Kopi O” host also advised the cabin crew to be more alert when working, instead of being distracted by their social media activities. “She was informing the passengers about the flight safety, yet had time to respond to her followers’ comments. Clearly her mind wasn’t on the task at hand,” Karl was quoted as saying.
Karl also posted a throwback photo (pictured above) from when he used to work for Malaysian Airlines.