2004 Image of Britney Spears shared as America’s first female Flight Attendant

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The image shows pop star Britney Spears dressed for her music video Toxic in 2004.

An image of a woman dressed as a flight attendant is widely circulating on social media with the claim that the image dates back to 1914 showing the first female flight attendant for the Unites States’ first commercial airline flight on the 1 January 1914.

The caption of the image states “My great grandma in 1914. She was the first female flight attendant for the United States’ first scheduled commercial airline flight on 1 January 1914.”

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Fact Check- 

We started our investigation by running a keyword search on Google that led us to articles published by Time and Ajc’s website. According to the information on the website, Ellen Church was the first female flight attendant ever to fly and make history on 15 May 1930. She embarked on a Boeing Air Transport, which was a 20-hour flight from Oakland to Chicago.

Next, we ran a reverse image search on Google that led us to IMDB’s website, which, mentioned that this video shows pop star Britney Spears music video Toxic in 2004. The original image is not black and white in color but is a colored image.

Below you can see the comparison image between the viral image and the original image.

We also searched for the music video on YouTube, which led us to the entire 3 minute 30 second music video. The video is posted on Britney Spears Youtube channel on 25 October 2009 with the caption Britney Spear- Toxic.

Conclusion- Fact Crescendo found the viral claim made along with the video to be False. The image does not show the first female flight attendant for the Unites States’ first commercial airline flight on the 1 January 1914. The image shows the pop star Britney Spears dressed for her music video Toxic in 2004. The first flight attendant for the US commercial airline was Ellen Church in 1930.

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Title:2004 Image of Britney Spears shared as America’s first female Flight Attendant

Fact Check By: Drabanti Ghosh 

Result: False


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