An influencer has claimed she was banned from a flight over fears her outfit would ‘offend families’.
According to the Independent, Deniz Saypinar took to Instagram on July 8 to let her 1million followers know that she hadn’t been allowed to board her flight from Texas to Miami, as she was wearing a crop top and shorts.
On her stories, the Turkish bodybuilder wrote: “They literally didn’t take me to the plane because they said, ‘You’re naked, and you offend other families’.
“I never dress in a way that will offend anyone. I’m mature and civilised enough to know what I can and cannot wear.
“I don’t deserve to be treated like the worst person in the world for wearing denim shorts.”
She added: “I feel insulted. What separates us from animals if humans can’t control even their more primitive impulses.”
A spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed to the Daily Dot that a woman had been ‘denied boarding’ but didn’t mention Saypinar directly.
They added that the customer wasn’t complying with the rule that passengers must ‘dress appropriately’.
“The customer was advised of our policy and was rebooked on a subsequent flight,” the spokesperson affirmed.
As reported by the New York Post, Saypinar moved out to Los Angeles from Turkey, as she wanted to take her bodybuilding career further.
She allegedly said Turkey ‘treat women as a f***ing second or third, even no class [citizens]’.
But during her time there, the 26-year-old became the first woman in Turkey to receive professional status from the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, according to Dallas Morning News.
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