Winnie Harlow Got Slammed for “Complaining” About Flying Coach and She’s NOT Having It

Mehera Bonner
Photo credit: Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

  • Model Winnie Harlow is getting a ton of backlash on Instagram for “complaining” about flying coach instead of business.
  • Winnie maintains she wasn’t complaining and says the criticism is “sickening.”

Hello, happy Friday, everyone is extremely upset with Winnie Harlow and Winnie Harlow is extremely upset with everyone. The model—who recently came out with a truly gorgeous makeup collection with Kim Kardashian—is dealing with a major mess on Instagram right now thanks to posting the below photo of herself sleeping on the plane. But it’s not the photo that has everyone upset, it’s the caption—which many misinterpreted as Winnie complaining about not flying first class.

As you can see, Winnie did talk about being “grateful” for even getting a flight, but people took issue with this part of her caption: “The amazing airport escort got my team and I put on the fastest flight out but we had to give up our business class seats in order to land in time for a huge shoot at 6 a.m. I realize this may not seem like a big deal to some, but when a plane is your bedroom and a flight the only time to get sleep during a hectic fashion month, it’s tiresome.”

And, uh, here’s a glimpse at her comments:

“Kids walking miles to get to school every day, to look for food...OMG, poor you!!!!”

“People be sleeping in cages on the Mexican border right now, it ain’t a hard-knock life.”

“Kim, there’s people that are dying.”

For what it’s worth, Winnie is not here for the criticism and elaborated on her experience in another post: “This whole ‘woah [sic] is me’ take is sickening,” she wrote. “Me not flying in business is a statement, not a moan. If the class mattered, I could’ve waited for the next availability. If I can post pictures in business class and be proud, I can also take pictures in coach and be proud. Proud that making it to work is more important to me than how I got there. That is the message. Like I said, ‘The grind never stops.’ Put that in your headline.”




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