First, the guy in the viral video responded the wrong way. You never hit someone’s seat this way. It is inappropriate behavior.
Second, I understand why this guy was upset. When someone reclines it becomes nearly impossible to do any work or eat. A someone who is 6’8″, I wish more people would realize that I have virtually no room in the seat to begin with and the space only gets smaller when a seat reclines.
Third, because of my height, it is virtually impossible for someone in front of me to recline their seat because my knees will not permit it. I have sat behind people who have tried to recline multiple times only to turn around and give me a dirty look. I usually just apologize and tell them that there is nothing I can do because I am 6’8″.
I hate flying.