Watch: Mike Tyson Punches Plane Passenger, Metal Musicians Commend Him

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In a video that went viral on April 21st, legendary boxer Mike Tyson can be seen beating the hell out of a plane passenger. In the video, Mike Tyson is just sitting and minding his own business, with the passenger he ends up wailing on acting in an alleged “aggressive” manner. Eventually, Tyson must’ve gotten real annoyed, because he opted to go to town on the dude with his fists.

While some folks have been taken aback by this altercation, there are those who support Tyson’s actions (since the passenger was allegedly acting “aggressive”). In fact, several metal artists have spoken out in support of Tyson, with one being Poison drummer Rikki Rockett. Per his Twitter account, the Poison drummer  wrote the following:

While I don’t condone violence, I think our society has enabled people to mouth off, harrass and get away with it thinking they can just make money off of a lawsuit if it turns physical. I stand with #miketyson”

Body Count vocalist and rapper Ice T also stood up for Mike Tyson, writing the following via his Twitter account:

“Mike Tyson punched somebody who was Fn with him……. The problem is nowadays, MFs think they WON’T get punched in the Face…”

Even Gene Simmons of Kiss shared a sentiment agreeing with Tyson’s actions:

You can find the viral video yourself that features Mike Tyson wailing on the allegedly “aggressive” plane passenger. Do you think Tyson was in the right?


Words by: Michael Pementel