A “disruptive” mother was reportedly told to leave an Easy Jet flight after the crew said her clothing — a sheer blouse and no bra — was provocative.
The mother, identified by The Sun as 31-year-old Harriet Osborne of Southwold, Suffolk reportedly wore a see-through black top with pasties underneath (in lieu of a bra) on a recent Easy Jet flight bound for Spain. However, the crew reportedly felt that her clothing was inappropriate for underage passengers.
“The crew were horrible and made me feel cheap,” Osborne told The Sun. “This air hostess confronted me in front of the whole plane and said I wasn’t allowed on in that top. She said to me, ‘Oh no, move to the side,’ and tried to cover me up with my hands.”
Osborne told the U.K. news outlet, “She said, ‘You’re not coming on my plane like that — you need to put a top on.’ Then she ordered me off the plane, so of course I put a top on. When I tried to get back on she turned to the ground crew and said, ‘She’s not coming on my plane.’”
“I was escorted away from the aircraft. I was in shock. It was so sexist.” Osborne burst into tears and spoke to airport police. “They were baffled when I told them why we’d been kicked off,” she reportedly said.
An Easy Jet spokesperson tells Yahoo Lifestyle that Osborne’s nipples were entirely visible. Other passengers were shocked, so the crew allegedly asked Osborne to wear an additional top — which she did — however, she then became “disruptive,” behavior the representative would not further describe to Yahoo Lifestyle.
The spokesperson tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “We can confirm that a passenger traveling from Malaga to Stansted on 23 June was unable to travel due to behaving disruptively. Following concerns about her clothing, crew politely requested that the customer wear an additional top for the flight which the customer agreed to. However she then proceeded to act disruptively towards a member of our crew.
Our cabin and ground crew are trained to assess all situations and to act quickly and appropriately. We do not tolerate abusive or threatening behavior towards our staff.”
Osborne’s next destination was a local friend’s house and she reportedly paid almost $200 for another flight. “I never show my body off at home but I felt spontaneous as I was on holiday,” Osborne told The Sun. “It made me feel so self-conscious.”
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