Should American Airlines ordered a woman off because offensive Pro-Choice T-Shirt?
On Monday, a woman wearing a T-shirt that read “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f--- a senator” on an American Airlines flight was reportedly told by the captain that she should not have been allowed to board and would need to change her shirt before boarding a connecting flight.
According to a story first reported by RH Reality Check, the woman, identified only as “O,” was flying home from Washington, D.C., when a flight attendant told her she needed to speak to the captain.
“When I was leaving the plane the captain stepped off with me and told me I should not have been allowed to board the plane in D.C. and needed to change before boarding my next flight,” she told RH Reality Check. “This conversation led to me missing my connecting flight.”
In response, American spokesman Tim Smith replied via e-mail: “The only reason she was asked to cover up her T-shirt was the appearance of the 'F-word' on the T-shirt. The [pro-choice] message is irrelevant to our policy and had no bearing in our crew’s decision to ask her to cover up the F-word. The outcome would have been exactly the same had the message been anti-abortion.”
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