Yikes! Two girls were not allowed to board an United Airlines flight because they were wearing leggings! Women called out the airline’s policy and even Oscar winner Patricia Arquette told them off. See the angry tweets & airline’s excuse here!
This is crazy! United Airlines refused to allow two girls to board a flight on Sunday, Mar. 26 because they were wearing leggings. A third girl had to put a dress on over her clothes before she was allowed to go onto the plane, which was going from Denver International Airport to Minneapolis. Here to comment on the situation is Jonathan Guerin, United Spokesman who spoke with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Two teenage passengers were traveling as United Pass Travelers using benefits from a United employee to get from Denver to Minneapolis,” he tells us.
“When passengers agree to use an employee travel pass, they also agree to comply with a certain set of rules. The dress code is a bit stricter than normal because it’s a privilege for employees to share these benefits with friends and family. We want them to represent the company. We want them to be comfortable and have a great time traveling, but we discourage torn up jeans, mid drifts, any show of underwear, and flip flops, and leggings. Gate agents will work with passengers by asking them to modify their outfit but in this case, they didn’t have a sweater or anything available, so they got bumped on to the next flight.
“A united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?” tweeted Shannon Watts, a witness at the gate. One girl put on a dress over her leggings and was allowed to board. Two others did not have additional clothes and were denied entry to the plane, one of which was reportedly only 10-year old. “I think this policy is arbitrary and sexist. It singles out women for their clothing and sexualizes little girls,” Shannon said in an email to The Washington Post.
Meanwhile someone at the daily mail had to google stock photos of "10 year old in leggings" that's prob the real crime pic.twitter.com/jkn9zKKzbR
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 26, 2017
1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
Celebs like Patricia Arquette and Chrissy Teigen even got involved. The Oscar-winning actress tweeted, “Leggings are business attire for 10 year olds. Their business is being children.” United responded and said, “casual attire is allowed as long as it looks neat and is in good taste for the local environment.” The supermodel added her own two cents, tweeting, “Meanwhile someone at The Daily Mail had to Google stock photos of ‘ten year old in leggings.’ that’s prob the real crime.”
@united Leggings are business attire for 10 year olds. Their business is being children.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 26, 2017
@PattyArquette We remind all of our employees to review pass travel attire requirements before using their travel privileges. ^FS (2/2)
— United (@united) March 26, 2017
— Aisha Saeed (@aishacs) March 26, 2017
And if your requirements DO prohibit women from leggings, yoga pants, skirts or WHATEVER, it's sexist and it's crap.
~jazz hands~ @united
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) March 26, 2017
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) March 26, 2017
HollywoodLifers, do you think the girls should have been allowed to get on the plane? Sound off in the comments below!