26-year-old mother, Eve J Marie, was left feeling "completely humiliated" on her flight from Texas back to Oklahoma with Southwest Airlines.
Eve claimed that she was humiliated after airline staff threatened to kick her and her son, who was traveling with her, off the plane due to her "revealing" outfit. The influencer and Playboy model claimed that flight attendants approached her and asked her to step off the plane, claiming that her leopard print outfit was against the airline's dress code policy.
However, the model argued that there was nothing "lewd" about her clothing, and said; "When they threatened to remove me off the plane if I didn't have a change of clothes, I felt completely humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended. I’m an A-list member for SWA and have a credit card with the airline, and I have perks that allow any person travelling with me to fly free because of my high status with the airline. So, even as being a loyal customer with them, I felt like the other women on the plane were judging me based on my attire and they were saying my breasts are too large. Well, that’s something I can’t help."
Eve reported that she has spent approximately $45,000 with the same airline, SWA, each year, and has taken more than 32 trips with them in 2020 thus far, wearing similar outfits.
She added that only one member of the cabin crew at least offered her help in the situation. The member gave her a heads-up that security was called to pull her aside and request that she change her clothes.
The kind flight attendant however, apologised for the situation. The flight attendant then handed over her work jumper to the model to ensure her seat on the plane.
The Playboy model said, "This flight was my layover and the first flight said nothing, so if this was truly the policy then why was I not informed before I even boarded the first flight? I was scared that they would have left me stranded in Dallas when I was headed to Tulsa. I didn't have anything to change into, so that same flight attendant gave me her work sweater to place on top of my chest. In the end, I was forced to sit on the plane in front of all the other passengers with her work sweater across my chest. This attendant advised me to contact corporate when I land."
Going through the airline policy, Eve added that the only policy she found regarding dress code prohibits clothing deemed to be "lewd, obscene or patently offensive", which she feels does not include the outfit she wore.
"I was completely upset and embarrassed at how I was treated. Nobody could tell me what exactly their 'dress code policy' was. I called corporate and they apologised and awarded me $100 flight credit. They also wanted me to send in a documented email so they can investigate more, but I have not done that yet. In the end, $100 credit isn't enough for the humiliation and discrimination I received on that flight. This all happened in front of my child. I was completely singled out for a policy none of the employees could explain. I would like better diversification training, a clear and fair dress code policy that is the same across all SWA flights, a public apology, and those responsible held accountable," said Eve.