A Playboy model traveling with her seven-year-old son claims she was discriminated against and humiliated when she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight due to a revealing outfit.
Eve J Marie, 26, was flying from Dallas, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, alongside her seven-year-old with Southwest Airlines, when the flight attendants asked her to step off the plane.
The mother-of-one has been left “humiliated, embarrassed, and highly offended” by the airline’s action.
Marie was wearing a low-cut leopard print outfit that showed off her ample cleavage, and the crew told her this was against the company’s dress code policy.
Apparently, Southwest staff said the model and Instagram influencer, who has almost 200,000 followers, was showing too much cleavage in her ensemble. Marie countered by saying the airline was discriminating against her because of the size of her breasts.
Once the model and her son left the flight, she argued with staff over the definition of Southwest’s dress code policy and said that no one could come to an agreement on what the policy entails. After agreeing to wear a flight attendant’s sweater over the top of her outfit, Marie – who said she spends $90,000 a year with Southwest – won’t board Southwest Airlines again. However, they were made to sit in the first row so that other passengers could not look at her and see her outfit.
“When they threatened to remove me off the plane if I didn’t have a change of clothes,” Marie told Jam Press. “I felt completely humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended.
“I’m an A list member for [Southwest Airlines] 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,” she continued. “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.”
“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 apologized and awarded me $100 flight credit,” she said. “They also wanted me to send in a documented email so they can investigate more, but I have not done that yet. The [Southwest Airlines] policy on clothing says nothing about dress code except ‘lewd’… in which I was not that.”
“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,” she stated.
The model said she wants a public apology from Southwest, which has not commented.
“I was completely singled out for a policy none of the employees could explain,” she said. “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.”
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