Black Doctor Humiliated And Ordered To Cover With A Blanket On Flight, Due To ‘Inappropriate’ Romper

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A woman says that she was almost removed from an American Airlines flight, because her romper was deemed inappropriate.

A woman on an American Airlines flight headed to Miami experienced a bit of her own turbulence before takeoff when she was briefly removed from the plane due to her “inappropriate” outfit.

On June 30, Texas native and family physician, Tisha Rowe, was boarding a flight from Kingston, Jamaica with her son when she was approached by a flight attendant who asked to speak with her off the plane. She was told she would need to “cover up” and threatened with not being able to board the flight unless she “walked down the aisle covered in a blanket.”

Talk about humiliation.

Understandably upset, Rowe took to Twitter with the story, even showing off pictures of the front and side of her so-called “inappropriate” attire.

She also shared to Facebook a heartbreaking picture of her son on board the flight who was clearly affected by this ridiculous occurrence saying her son was “in tears with the blanket they asked me to wear to my seat over his head and will never forget this experience.”

Facebook / Tisha Rowe

As Rowe makes mention of above, it’s hard not to draw the “race card,” questioning if this would even have been an issue for a white woman boarding the plane with a similar outfit?

As you can imagine, Twitter users have come to Rowe’s defense and have torn American Airlines to shreds– many, of course, also pointing out racial discrimination.

Some users argue that it’s not so much about her clothes that were the issue as much as it was her body and that American Airlines ought to be ashamed.

And yes, many were waiting for an answer from the airline and they got it.

American Airlines issued a statement on Tuesday and said they fully refunded her (and her son’s) travel.

“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.”

– Shannon Gilson, American Airlines spokesperson

What are your thoughts? Was American Airlines in the wrong?

h/t BuzzFeed