American Airlines has apologized to a lady who states she was humiliated after being advised she could not fly until she covered up her romper.
Latisha “Tisha” Rowe mentioned she and her son had been boarding a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, to Miami, Florida, on June 30 when an airline worker requested them to step off the airplane to speak, her lawyer, Geoffrey Berg, informed CNN.
Rowe was informed that she wouldn’t be allowed to fly until she covered herself, Berg stated. Her thighs and arms have been uncovered in the strapless romper.
Rowe stated the worker requested if she had a jacket, and ended up giving her a blanket to wrap around herself, Berg stated.
Rowe tweeted about her experience and shared an image of the outfit she was carrying.
“Here’s what I was wearing when @AmericanAir requested me to deplane for a chat. At which point, I was requested to “cover-up.” When supporting my outfit, I was threatened with not getting back on the flight until I walked down the aisle covered in a blanket. #notsofriendlyskies,” she wrote.
“My shorts covered EVERYTHING, however, apparently was too distracting to enter the airplane,” she stated in a separate tweet.
Rowe, who recognizes as black, stated black ladies face a double standard.
“We’re controlled for being black. Our bodies are over-sexualized as ladies, and we should ADJUST to make everybody around us comfy. I’ve seen white ladies with a lot shorter shorts board an airplane without a blink of an eye. I assume if it is a “nice ass” vs. a @Serena Booty, it is okay…,” she tweeted.