A woman claims she was booted from her Alaska Airlines flight due to her clothes.
The woman states that her clothes were deemed “inappropriate” by a flight attendant who proceeded to call the police to escort her off the plane.
Yahoo! News reports how Ray Lin Howard—a self-professed TikTok “rapper, stylist [and] entrepreneur” known as “Fat Trophy Wife”—posted a series of now-viral videos to the social media platform claiming that an Alaska Airlines employee “harassed and called the airport police” over her “inappropriate outfit.”
“This is what I was wearing when I was told that my outfit is inappropriate,” explains Howard in one video, pulling her phone camera back to show how she’s simply wearing a cheetah print T-shirt and black leggings.
Normal, right, so why the gripe? Well, in another video that puts Howard’s encounter with the cops on full display, the Fairbanks native explains to authorities how the flight attendant’s issue was that her stomach was showing (although she does admit she had her shirt off and was wearing just a sports bra at one point).
“I put my shirt back on,” she explains to an officer. “And then they approached me again, saying that I can’t wear this, my stomach is showing and it’s inappropriate. And I said, ‘I’m covered up, I’m fine.’”
Howard continues, “And she [the flight attendant] kept going, and I just said, ‘If you’re going to kick me off, just kick me off. I’ve done what you’ve asked me to do, I want you to leave me alone.’ That was the third time they approached me…about wearing this outfit.’”
KOMO News continues to report how the 33-year-old was informed that she wasn’t under arrest, and that they intended to look deeper into the matter.
Howard recently explained in a follow-up video that Alaska Airlines called her on Monday to refund her flight and to offer her a discount code to use on a “future purchase” for her troubles.
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