United Airlines Bans Teenage Girls From Flight For Wearing Leggings
In many cases dress code policies are sexist, subversive and downright stupid. Such is the case with United Airlines’ protocol and is the reason social media is lighting them on fire with hot takes.
According to CBSNews, two teenage girls were barred from boarding their flight when a goodie-two-shoes gate agent chided them over their spandex leggings.
This airline employee sounds like one of those fast food employees who ACTUALLY charges you ¢.39 for extra BBQ sauce, she told the girls: “I don’t make the rules, I just enforce them.”
A United spokesperson, Johnathan Guerin, defended his company’s bulls#!t with this statement:
“It’s not that we want our standby travelers to come in wearing a suit and tie or that sort of thing,” he said. “We want people to be comfortable when they travel as long as it’s neat and in good taste for that environment.”
The girls were flying on a buddy pass and technically they were supposed to wear some kind of business-casual attire. But anyone who has ever flown on an employee pass knows good-and-damn well that airlines almost NEVER enforce this policy. Besides, who the hell would know who’s using a pass or not?!
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action organization just happened to witness the incident and started the fire on Twitter.
Eventually celebs like Chrissy Teigen and William Shatner were all chiming in on the ridiculousness.
We also found this lil’ piece of sad irony.
Flip it to see the rest of the indignant reactions.
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