- A woman was humiliated after being asked to cover up her outfit before boarding a flight
- She took to social media to voice her anger and concern
- The airline has issued an apology and will investigate the incident
A woman was humiliated when American Airlines made her wrap a blanket over her summer outfit.
Latisha "Tisha" Rowe said she and her son were boarding a flight when flight attendants asked them to step off the plane to talk.
Speaking to CNN, Rowe said a female flight attendant asked her several times whether she had a jacket. When she asked why, the response was that she could not board the plane dressed the way she was dressed.
Rowe was wearing a strapless romper, so her legs, shoulders and arms were visible, but she said that nothing inappropriate was exposed.
"To me, that felt like a slap in the face, because I felt appropriately dressed."
Rowe said she ended up wrapping a blanket around herself in order to board the plane.
She tweeted about her experience with a picture of the outfit she was wearing.
Rowe, who is an African-American medical doctor, said that black women face a double standard.
"We are policed for being black. Our bodies are over-sexualised as women and we must adjust to make everyone around us comfortable. I've seen white women with much shorter shorts board a plane without a blink of an eye."
The airline spokeswoman apologised on behalf off the airline and said the incident is being investigated.
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