I believe that we have just crossed the line from irritating to incredulous in the Southwest Airlines fashion police scandal.
As I’m sure everyone is now aware, last year, Kyla Ebberts raised a huge ruckus with Southwest when they asked her to change out of the skimpy clothing that she was wearing on a flight. She was perfectly warranted in her argument, mind you; as numerous images prove, she wasn’t wearing anything more than a tight shirt and a really short skirt.
Now it seems like it’s getting out of hand. In the most recent chapter of Skirtgate, two teens flying between Tampa and Los Angeles are crying foul because they were escorted off the plane by security officers (at the destination). Apparently they were causing a disruption on the plane because they couldn’t get water when they wanted it and were knocking on the lavatory door while someone was inside.
Their side of the story is that the flight attendants were rude and discriminatory to them, saying,
“I think they were just discriminating against because we were young decent-looking girls. I mean, nobody else on the plane looked like us except us. [The flight attendants] were like older ladies. We were younger. Who knows, they could have been just jealous of us because we were younger.”
Or maybe you were just being spoiled brats.
Details at Tampa Bay’s 10 are still fuzzy, but I have a feeling I know how this is going to turn out.
***Update! Paula Berg from Southwest comments on the debacle! Read her comments here.***
***Another Update! Southwest’s official video reply can be seen here.***