CNN: Woman was humiliated when American Airlines made her wrap a blanket over her summer outfit, lawyer says

GK86

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Link.

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American Airlines has apologized to a woman who says she was humiliated after being told she couldn't fly unless she covered up her romper.

Latisha "Tisha" Rowe said she and her son were boarding a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, to Miami, Florida, on June 30 when a male flight attendant asked them to step off the plane to talk, her attorney, Geoffrey Berg, told CNN.


A female flight attendant then told Rowe that she would not be allowed to fly unless she covered herself, Berg said. Her thighs and arms were exposed in the strapless romper.

Rowe said the employee asked if she had a jacket, and ended up giving her a blanket to wrap around herself, Berg said.
Rowe, who is African-American, said black women face a double standard.

"We are policed for being black. Our bodies are over sexualized as women and we must ADJUST to make everyone around us comfortable. I've seen white women with much shorter shorts board a plane without a blink of an eye. I guess if it's a "nice ass" vs a @Serena Booty it's okay...," she tweeted.

Both flight attendants are black, according to American Airlines.
"We were concerned about Dr. Rowe's comments, and reached out to her and our team at the Kingston airport to gather more information about what occurred. We apologize to Dr. Rowe and her son for their experience, and have fully refunded their travel. We are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds and are committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone who flies with us," Gilson said in a statement.

Rowe, a Houston family medicine doctor, said her 8-year-old son "was devastated" by the incident and took the blanket once they were seated and covered his face, Berg said. He was in tears when she checked on him, Berg said.
 
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Lunar15

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I expected something way more revealing. This is fine. Never heard of someone getting pulled aside for a conversation like that.
 

mentallyinept

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That is nowhere close to being inappropriate or overexposed dress...

What the hell were they thinking was going to be the response to this if she complained or it made it to social media?
 

Grym

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Her thighs...and arms?!?! Exposed?!?! My lawdd!!!

Why the fuck would a flight attendant do this? Beyond needing to be arrested for indecent exposure, I don't think airlines really need to be enforcing dress codes on anyone.
 

NinjaScooter

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How do some of these idiots get to these positions within these companies? What kind of moron thinks asking a grown adult to “cover up” is a remote reasonable request?
 
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I’m looking at the picture and I can’t tell if her butt is just covered with straps or it’s the lightning. I would base my opinion on that factor
 
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I wonder if this was a situation where the flight attendant just decided her outfit was inappropriate or someone complained which cause them to take that action. I'm inclined to believe the latter just because it seems weird for a flight attendant to care like this.


Yep it's 100% cuz she's a black woman

"but the flight attendants were black" defense just makes it worse. you made two WOC treat another WOC like that.
Yeah, it's not even guaranteed it was the decision of the flight attendants. Even if it was, black people are also susceptible to racist views of black people because we live in a society that promotes it. To say it isn't a race issue because both the instigator and victim were black ignores the societal racism we live with.
 

SageShinigami

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This what happen when people not talk to mind their own business. You wasted this woman's time for your nonsense and some BS screed about "decency" .
 

sangreal

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This is absurd, especially for a flight from Jamaica to Miami. She is right that it is a double standard and white women can wear whatever they want. This should be a wakeup call to people though, that airlines do have dress codes and there are people that take them seriously on these glorified buses for whatever stupid reason. So far as I can tell, American's is a completely arbitrary "Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed."
 

Lundren

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This should be a wakeup call to people though, that airlines do have dress codes and there are people that take them seriously on these glorified buses for whatever stupid reason.
Power. The stupid reason is power over other people. It's like when you work somewhere and the code of conduct specifies only black hairstyles in their "do not" list.
 

Syriel

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I can see a thin white woman with her emotional support Tucan getting away with less fabric coverage than that
The woman in the OP is wearing normal clothes. Nothing odd about that.

Now this one I can't blame EasyJet for:

Possible NSFW photos:
 
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Trump's America. Makes the shitheels crow their racist shit day in and day out. These people need to crawl back into the woodwork from which they came.