Some of you are already familiar with #FreeTheCleavage and #NotMyAirline, but for those who aren’t here a quick recap:
After boarding a flight with Spirit Airlines from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale, a South Florida woman was asked to leave because her outfit was considered “too revealing” by the flight crew who said her “bosom was too exposed.”
According to the ABC news affiliate in Fort Lauderdale, another woman was escorted off the plan after coming to the buxom passenger’s defense. Donna Prieto told ABC News that her daughter was “humiliated” and multiple witnesses said she was seen crying while covering herself with a large coat before being escorted off the plane.
Spirt spokesperson Paul Berry completely disagrees with the woman’s story. “Nobody was taken off a plane because of cleavage. People are taken off of planes because of their behavior,” Berry told ABC. “The flight attendant made that decision, and as she was leaving, she said, ‘By the way, you might want to cover up.’ It was more of a personal statement to her,” he continued.
Cathy Supp, a grandmother and retired Fed-Ex employee, was also removed from the plane after attempting to console the buxom young lass. Supp posted her account of what happened on the flight and says Spirit airlines is putting a spin on the story claiming the woman was intoxicated to protect their reputation. Supp says that the young lady in question was not drunk and was berated multiple times by more than one flight attendant about her blouse. “She tried to pull her top up further to cover more, each time another flight attendant came with the same issue, telling her in loud and rude tones that she’ll have leave the plane if she can’t get them covered,” she said in her Facebook post. Supp was later removed from the plane after trying to stand up for the young woman.
Other witnesses backed up the young woman’s story. Apparently she asked for a blanket to cover up, but the stewardess told her “we don’t do that anymore.” Other witnesses noticed that after she was removed, a friend of one of the stewardesses was given her seat. The two friends commented how lucky she was to get a seat on the fully booked flight so she wouldn’t have to wait 12 hours for the next one.
Now the previously unnamed woman who was publicly humiliated, possibly just to free a seat for an employee’s friend, has come forward. See her interview with the Inside Edition video below. 21-year-old Brenda has a few things she would like to say about what happened.