Sunwing Party Plane Organizer Just Hit Back At 'Sheeps' & Told His Critics To 'Wake Up'

The 111 Private Club owner is speaking out (again). 😬

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Sunwing Party Plane Organizer Just Hit Back At 'Sheeps' & Told His Critics To 'Wake Up'

James William Awad — 111 Private Club owner and the organizer of the controversial Sunwing party plane — has spoken out yet again, and this time he's calling out his critics.

In a tweet on Sunday, January 9, Awad appeared to backtrack on his original statement by referring to those who disapproved of his actions as "sheeps."

"Reality of the story, sheeps are mad because people partied on a private chartered plane where partying was allowed," he wrote, adding, "Wake up!!"

A day earlier, the company owner went on a Twitter rant during which he said that "the only thing that went wrong" was the return flight being cancelled and told people to "relax."

"Only like 15-20 people were partying on that plane. While every body else was sitting," he said in another tweet. "That's barely 8% of the people that participated in that event. The Ratio is great. The 111 Private Club is A1."

At around the same time, he also tweeted, "love you," with a heart emoji and shared a video of Jimmy Fallon talking about the incident.

The latest messages are in stark contrast to his initial statement, shared on January 6, which read, "I understand why many fellow citizens are upset about the current situation."

"I have significantly learned, and I am still learning from this experience," he said, although he did not apologize for what happened.

Awad has now spoken out on several occasions since videos from the privately chartered Sunwing plane went viral. The clips show Quebec-based influencers partying maskless on board while dancing, smoking, drinking alcohol and flouting Canada's public health rules.

While several of those involved have spoken out and distanced themselves from the controversy, the Instagram account for 111 Private Club continues to post videos from the Cancun trip.

Multiple Canadian airlines, including Air Transat and Air Canada, refused to fly those involved back from Mexico after Sunwing cancelled the group's return flight that was scheduled for January 5, 2022.

In response, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described their actions as a "slap in the face" and said they were a "gang de sans-dessein" (purposeless or clueless people).

The federal government has committed to investigating the December 30 flight and has promised to take the incident "very seriously." If found guilty, the influencers could face hefty fines or even possible jail time.

PHAC Is Investigating Whether Some Sunwing Party Plane Passengers Ignored Quarantine Rules

"Suspected fraudulent cases" are also being looked into. 😳

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that it is now looking into whether some Sunwing party plane passengers ignored quarantine rules upon their return to Canada.

In a statement shared with Narcity, the government agency said that 12 notices of non-compliance had been issued under the Quarantine Act to travellers involved in the controversy.

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Another passenger from the controversial Sunwing party plane to Cancun has issued an apology for her involvement in the scandal, saying that she's ready to "face the consequences."

The passenger, whose Instagram handle is @vanessa_cosi, was identified by the Journal de Montréal as Vanessa Sicotte and the person seen vaping in videos from the December 30 flight. The publication said she is studying to become a pilot.

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After the Sunwing party plane controversy, the mother of one of the passengers has come forward to speak out about the situation and apologize to the airline staff for what happened.

During an episode of the Quebec talk show La semaine des 4 Julie on January 10, the mother of Rebecca St-Pierre, one of the passengers on the Sunwing flight, explained what's going on with her daughter.

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James William Awad — the person behind the infamous Sunwing party plane — says that he's had "thousands" of new requests to join 111 Private Club and opened up about what it takes to join.

Speaking to Narcity Quebec on January 10, Awad revealed that the controversy surrounding the December 30 flight has not deterred people from applying to join the members-only club.

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