Doctor Shares 'Offensive' Outfit She Was Told To 'Cover Up' On Flight
A woman has shared her "embarrassing" experience on social media explaining a flight attendant felt uncomfortable about her outfit.
Dr Latisha “Tisha” Rowe, a family medicine specialist, was on a flight to Miami with her son when she was asked to exit the plane by cabin crew.
Dr Rowe posted about the experience on social media and said she was told her outfit wasn't suitable for the flight and if she didn't cover herself up with a blanket she would not be allowed to fly.
“Here is what I was wearing when @AmericanAir asked me to deplane for a talk, at which point I was asked to “cover up”,” she wrote on the social media post.
“When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket.”
The mum said she and her son had almost made it to their seats when she was asked by a flight attendant if he had a jacket with her.
“I turned, and I looked at my backside, and I kind of gave myself that, you know, girl check,” she told Business Insider.
Embarrassed by the conversation, Dr Rowe said cabin crew deemed her outfit offensive and wouldn't be allowed to fly unless she covered up.
“At this point, I’m not screaming or angry or anything, but I’m defending myself. I’m fine with my outfit, like, what’s the issue," she said.
“It just felt like a mean-girls standoff in the hallway at high school because that’s the only way you’re getting on at this point; as if I’m not a paying customer. I just was embarrassed.”
Dr Rowe has received wide support since sharing her experience on social media with many pointing out she did nothing wrong and should not have been treated that way on the flight.
"Chase is too young to appreciate what is happening but on behalf of our tiny family the outpouring of love, the support, the demand for ACCOUNTABILITY is greatly appreciated. Thank You," she wrote on Twitter.
American Airlines representative Shannon Gilson said the carrier was "concerned about Dr Rowe’s comments" and had "reached out to her and our team at the Kingston airport to gather more information about what occurred" according to USA TODAY.
"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," she added.
Featured image: twitter.com/tisharowemd/