This is Maggie McMuffin. Maggie is a burlesque performer and also a friend. This is what she was wearing last week when JetBlue told her she was dressed inappropriately and couldn’t board the flight from Boston to Seattle she had paid for. She was connecting in Boston from NYC, also a JetBlue flight – which had no issues with the way she was dressed.
No explanation was given except that the pilot said her clothes would prevent her boarding the plane. The flight lead asked if she had anything else to wear, and told her if she didn’t they could rebook the flight for her. Maggie ended up having to go to another terminal to buy a pair of women’s sleep shorts in XL for “proper coverage”.
Despite contacting Jet Blue at length, all they have done to “make it right” is refund her for the swim trunks and give her less than $200 in credit. The company apologized but the pilot did not. They have not offered any explanation for their behavior.
Sexism is alive and well in this world. How does what Maggie was wearing effect her ability to fly? It doesn’t.
Please share this status. Make this go viral. Maggie did not deserve to be treated like this.
Those shorts are fucking hideous, I’ll give the pilot that. The only acceptable time to wear that wardrobe atrocity is ‘a sexy referee’ Halloween costume. Outside of that, those things can die in a fire. With that said, I’m disappointed in JetBlue, who is without a doubt, the best airline in the sky. I, for one, would rather sit next to a girl dressed in a Nazi uniform than a properly dressed fat person. A skinny girl in short shorts is a blessing compared to the dude who’s sweating trans fat and spilling his love handles over the arm rest that I legally own half of. So what if her legs are as white as toilet paper, I’d much rather put up with pasty thighs over a screaming child ruining my in-flight entertainment–which is probably Paul Blart Mall Cop: 2 or some other movie that none of us would ever watch if given literally any other option. Put a binky in that little shit’s mouth and stick it in the overhead compartment until we touch down. Pasty thighs is ok in my book.