Plane Passenger Wearing ‘F’ Word Shirt Deserved To Be Told She Couldn’t Fly
5:30 pm, May 23rd | by Laura Donovan
That’s what one woman, who refers to herself as “O,” learned at the conclusion of her recent American Airlines flight. O, who sported a top with the words “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator,” was approached by the pilot at the end of her first flight and told she could not board her connecting plane without changing into a different shirt.
“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.”
Well, boo hoo for you, lady. Nevertheless, Change.org has started a petition demanding American Airlines issue an apology to O for threatening her freedom of expression. The airline, however, said in a statement that the captain called O out for the offensive word on her shirt, not due to its political implications:
“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.”
It’s unfortunate that the woman’s travel plans were disrupted, but she should have known better than to wear clothing bearing an expletive to an airport. Feministing claims O the victim must have been booted for promoting a left-leaning political message, but let’s cool it with the conspiracy theories and just admit that it’s inappropriate to walk around with foul language on one’s attire in an airplane setting. End of story.