A lot of things can happen at an airport and perhaps you might have witness something yourself while waiting for or boarding your plane. We’ve heard someone being punched by a famous athlete on their flight, public indecency by an adult entertainer or maybe your flight suddenly turned into a worship service.
There’s also stories about passengers not being allowed to board their flights because they’ve either been racially profiled or the passenger themselves actually did something wrong. Recently, a south-Korean DJ was not allowed to board her flight because of the sweatpants she was wearing.
I GOT KICKED OFF FROM @AmericanAir flight and they harassed me to take off my sponsored @RIPNDIP 'F**K YOU' sweatpants in front of people to board again. pic.twitter.com/YU0TrhZjry
— djsoda (@dj_soda_) April 26, 2022
Hwang So-hee (황소희), known as her stage name DJ Soda, posted on her Instagram and Twitter yesterday (Tuesday, 26th April) sharing her experience of being harassed by American Airlines staff for wearing her sponsored “F**K YOU” sweatpants by RIPNDIP.
“A staff suddenly approached me to pack up my belongings and leave the plane without any kind of explanation. As I was escorted off the plane, they claimed that my sweatpants were “inappropriate” and “offensive” telling me that I need to take the next flight,” she said. The 36-year-old pleaded to stay on the flight and even offered to get changed but was ignored by the staff.
The DJ described the experience as humiliating as she claimed she was forced to take off her sweatpants in front of the airport staff and cabin crew afterwards. “With my broken fingers, I hardly ended up taking off my pants in front of the whole crew and standing half-naked while they still refused to board me on the flight. They even sarcastically commented that I could have taken off my pants earlier.”
DJ Soda was eventually allowed back on her flight after wearing her sweatpants inside out. In her Instagram post, she wrote that this was her first time experiencing something like this as she never had any problems with wearing the particular sweatpants on flights after touring in the US for months.
Fellow DJs and musician friends commented on her post saying they were shocked by what happened to her and sending her their support. The south-Korean DJ, who has collaborated with labelmates SISTAR, said that she will be boycotting American Airlines and hopes that no one will experience the same thing as she did. So far, there has been no official statement by American Airlines regarding the incident.
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