A teenager says he was shouted at by a woman for watching a gory film during a flight, because it made her little boy cry.

However the 19-year-old insisted he did nothing wrong, despite having made tears spill on a flight home to see his parents. Although he deliberately tried to keep the gory film as discreet as possible, one of his seat neighbours ended up watching a particularly horrifying scene.

"I had a few movies downloaded on my phone, including the second Deadpool. I was watching it on my phone with headphones in, when the part where Deadpool gets ripped in half happens, and I can hear a (muffled) scream behind me," the man explained on Reddit.

"I take out my headphones and there's a little kid behind me, crying. He had positioned himself in a way that he could watch my screen and had watched him get torn."

The mum expressed anger that her son had been reduced to tears (stock photo) (
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The boy's mum clocked what had happened and directed some stern words at the teen, telling him that it was inappropriate to be consuming such content in a public space where others may be watching alone. The teenage protested his innocence, claiming he was unaware that anyone was watching his screen and feeling as if he was being unfairly blamed.

"His mum got mad at me and yelled that I shouldn't be watching that kind of thing, especially in front of children. But I wasn't aware anyone was watching me, and that kid would have had to force himself into that weird position to see my phone screen," he continued.

After turning to Reddit to ask whether he was in the wrong, the teenager clarified that the flight left at 11am and landed at 5pm, that the child was around six-years-old, and that he'd chosen to watch the film on his phone to limit the chance of anyone seeing.

The post sparked a debate about whether you're responsible for other people's children when on flights, and the etiquette of inflight film watching.

"She should've watched her own kid," one person said of the child's mother. "She was happy he was occupied until it backfired and decided to shift the blame."

Another person argued that the teenager should not be blamed for bringing his own racy film onboard, arguing: "The airlines have R rated movies in their entertainment wi-fi setup so they must expect folks to watch them. Even so, that poor kid!"

A third wrote: "The only scenario where she's not a total AH is if it was a late night flight or they've has this kind of connection, and she fell asleep before she noticed what her kid was doing. Even then, she shouldn't have yelled. If she was awake, then I have no excuse for her."

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