#CongratulationsYouPlayedYourself : American Airlines Issues Apology To Female Passenger For Public Humiliation!
American Airlines done did it again y’all! A female passenger has recently been publicly humiliated while traveling with her son after flight attendant urges her to cover up or else!
According to #CNN , Latisha "Tisha" Rowe was in the midst of boarding a plane with her son from Kingston, #Jamaica to #Miami on June 30th when the entire ordeal unraveled. Rowe states that a flight attendant asked her to step off the plane so that she could speak with her privately. The female attendant asked her multiple times to cover up and then ultimately stated, "you are not getting on the plane dressed like that."
Sources have indicated that Rowe was wearing a sleeveless romper that showed her arms and legs. She states that the outfit was completely appropriate and most importantly she was covered.
"To me, that felt like a slap in the face, because I felt appropriately dressed," Rowe states."But I'm being told indirectly, in front of my son that -- you know, it felt like 'you look like a slut, so let's fix this.' "
Rowe ultimately covered up with a towel in order to board the plane without an issue. She later tweeted about the mortifying ordeal, "Here is what i was wearing when @AmericanAir asked me to deplane for a talk. At which point I was asked to 'cover up'. When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket. #notsofriendlyskies.”
She then forwarded multiple separate tweets to the airlines, "My shorts covered EVERYTHING but apparently was too distracting to enter the plane,"
Rowe went on to state that the flight attendants who singled her out, were also black women who were guilty of issuing 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 a**' vs a @Serena Booty it's okay.”
After circulation of Rowe’s tweets surfaced, the airlines spokeswoman Shannon Gilson issued a statement indicating that an investigation is currently in the works.
"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,"