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Woman wears crop top on flight. Airline asks her to cover up or get off. Internet is divided
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Emily O'Connor was asked to cover up or get off a Thomas Cook flight as the airline felt her clothing was "inappropriate" and "causing offence."

 

Thomas Cook Airlines recently told a passenger to either cover up or to get off their flight that was travelling from Birmingham, England to the Canary Islands.
 
21-year-old Emily O'Connor, who is a resident of Birmingham, was taking a flight from her hometown to Tenerife, Spain on March 12. Emily, dressed in a black crop top with spaghetti straps and high-waisted orange pants was asked by the crew of the flight to cover up or deboard.
 
The Thomas Cook crew told Emily that her outfit was inappropriate and was causing offence to her fellow passengers.
 
Shocked by the incident, O'Connor shared the entire incident on Twitter.
 
Emily was also abused by another passenger in the flight, but the crew just stood there and took no action.
 
Emily wore this through the security check and nobody said a word.
 
Emily also asked all the passengers sitting in the flight if her attire was offending anyone. Nobody raised a problem, but one man abused her and asked her to put a jacket on.
 
Emily finally wore a jacket that was given to her by her cousin.
 
Emily also wrote, "I was physically shaking, and they could see that, yet they continued to sexualise and ridicule me. It was the worst experience of my life."
 
According to the Washington Post, the airline issued a statement, "We are sorry that we upset Ms O’Connor. It’s clear we could have handled the situation better. In common with most airlines, we have an appropriate attire policy. This applies equally to men and women of all ages without discrimination. Our crews have the difficult task of implementing that policy and don’t always get it right."

 

This incident has Twitter torn into two different groups. One, who are supporting Emily and her attire; and the other, that thinks the airline was right in doing what they did.
 
Emily has quite a few supporters.
 
Twitter user Trissha also supported Emily, "i literally flew from Bham to DUBAI in a bralet smaller than yours and some joggers on Emirates.. if that's acceptable on an Emirates flight then ?? who the F**K do Thomas Cook think they are."
 
The other group too has some strong views.
 
Is it?
 
What do you think?
 

 
 


 
 


 
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