(WTXF/STORYFUL) - The founder of gun violence prevention organization Moms Demand Action is demanding action against an airline.
1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
Sunday, Shannon Watts tweeted that United Airlines gate agents in Denver would not let three girls board a flight because they were wearing leggings.
2) She's forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can't board. Since when does @united police women's clothing?— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
Watts tweeted she was at Denver International Airport, preparing to board a flight to Mexico.
3) Gate agent for flt 215 at 7:55. Said she doesn't make the rules, just follows them. I guess @united not letting women wear athletic wear?— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017
She wrote that two girls were turned away but one was allowed to board after putting on a dress she had in her bag. Watts wondered, "Since when does United police women’s clothing?
United responded it could refuse transport to passengers who were “not properly clothed."
Shortly afterward, a Washington Post reporter found the rule.
United went on to clarify the girls who'd been asked to change were “United Pass travelers” and as such had a stricter dress code.
The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel.— United (@united) March 26, 2017
@PattyArquette and are only assigned seats after all other standby customers are accommodated. ^FS (2/2)— United (@united) March 26, 2017
@PattyArquette Patricia, as stated, these were United representatives. We hold our employees to the highest of standards. ^FS— United (@united) March 26, 2017
@PattyArquette We acknowledge the severity of the situation, and are looking into it. We appreciate your honest feedback. ^FS— United (@united) March 26, 2017
Many on Twitter were bothered at the suggestion that a girl wearing leggings would qualify as such. Most agree the situation was not handled properly.
1) 3 girls inspected for wearing perfectly acceptable leggings. 2 not allowed to board. I don't care what kind of passengers they were. https://t.co/9VwGKgvWys— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017