A woman who boarded a connecting flight was removed from the plane Tuesday because she was wearing a pro-choice offensive shirt, according to American Airlines. In fact, a flight attendant warned the woman about the shirt before she landed prior to her connecting flight.
The shirt was gray with the wording, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f**** a senator.”
The woman said she was one of the first groups to board on the connecting flight and made sure to wear her shawl just loosely around her neck upon sitting down inner seat. The lady sitting down next to her praised the shirt with smiles. However, the airline didn’t see it that way.
As a matter of fact, the shirt’s words are actually lifted from a sign used by Oklahoma state Sen. Judy McIntyre (D) at a pro-choice rally. “McIntyre told critics who found her sign offensive that ‘I would hope they would have that same passion about how offensive it is for the Republican Party of Oklahoma to ramrod, because they have the votes to do so, bills that are offensive to women and take away the rights of women’,” the woman said.
American Airlines has an exceptionally strict dress policy, according to CNN.
It says that “it can refuse to transport you, or may remove you from your flight for reasons including ‘being clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers.'”
The woman’s name was kept private, but now American Airlines is investigating on whether the shirt was offensive or not.