- A lady identified as Emiliy O'Connor has taken to Twitter to recount how she was almost kicked off an airplane for supposedly dressing inappropriately
- According to the 22-year-old, she was forced to cover up using her cousin's jacket before they let the issue go
- The post which has since gone viral on the internet has caused mixed reactions amongst social media users
As part of the basic human rights, there is a general belief that women should be allowed to dress as they like. However, there still exists the law against indecent dressing that some organisations withhold despite the liberal movement. A lady identified as Emily O'Connor recently experienced the brunt of this.
The 22-year-old took to the Twitter platform to call out an airline identified as Thomas Cook, for nearly kicking her off a plane because they considered her small black bralet and mustard palazzo ensemble as indecent.
She wrote: "Flying from Bham to Tenerife, Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate”. They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane."
"I informed the staff that there is no “appropriate wear” policy stipulated online. I stood up on the flight and asked if anyone was offended, no-one said a word. To top it off they allowed a man hurl abuse at me whilst the Flight manager and 4 air staff stood and said nothing."
She went on to reveal that she was insulted by a passenger who told her to put on a jacket. A staff standing nearby did nothing.
She stated that she was made to wear her cousin's jacket before they let her be
"Just a bit more context for those asking: wore this through the airport (security, passport control etc), boarded the plane, told to cover up by the greeting staff, sat down, flight manager and 4 flight staff said I would be removed unless I put a jacket on...asked the plane (as they were all listening now anyway) if I was offending anyone, no-one said a word. The manager then went to get my bag to remove me from the flight. A man then shouted “Shut up you pathetic woman. Put a f*cking jacket on”- the staff said nothing to him
I was given a jacket by my cousin sitting at the front of the plane and they did not leave until I physically put it on. They made comments over the speaker about the situation and left me shaking and upset on my own."
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The post sparked quite a huge number of reactions. While some people were of the opinion that she dressed indecently and should have complied to their rules rather than make a fuss about the issue, others believed she was wrongfully harassed by the airline as women should be allowed to wear what they want.
See reactions below:
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