Add tatas to the banned list, I guess?
In retrospect, it seems from other witnesses that the staff was trying to bump someone—anyone—off of the flight to allow a fellow Spirit employee to take their seat on the last flight to FLL that evening, and for what it’s worth, Spirit Airlines has denied the allegations that Brenda’s clothing played any role in her dismissal from the flight.
That said, a spokesperson for the airline who appeared on Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate Local 10 News acknowledged that comments were made to Brenda concerning her breasts, but he claims that “it was more of a personal thing” from the flight attendant to the young lady.
Okay, Spirit. First of all, that’s not how that works. If you work in a service industry, anything you say to customers is part of the official statement of the company until it has been officially denounced by the company. I worked in restaurants for years, and as annoying as it is, that’s true. Yes, they said that her cleavage wasn’t the reason, but they also didn’t condemn their employee’s decision to comment on Brenda’s body during the incident. That’s not okay.
Which brings me to the second important point: What made Brenda’s boobs this flight attendant’s business in the first place? Yeah, I’m mad that she was kicked off of the plane and all, but I’m equally mad that anything was said regarding her body.
Women’s bodies are not yours to comment on or police. Period.
Brenda told Inside Edition that she felt that the comments had to do with her body type and build and that if she had been thinner, nothing would have been said. Whether it’s true or not, that is not okay. The fact that she felt that her body got her kicked off of a plane is upsetting to say the least.
As for now, Brenda has a lawyer and I assume she’s going to sue Spirit for something or another, but I don’t know what. Either way, not cool, Spirit. Not cool. Leave our bodies alone, please.
Watch Brenda’s interview with Inside Editionhere.
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