A model has claimed she was left feeling ‘humiliated’ after being told to ‘cover up’ her top on a plane.
Isabelle Eleanore, from Australia, was travelling to Melbourne, from the Gold Coast, when she was told her crop top was ‘too small’ and that she’d have to wear a high-visibility jacket before taking her seat on the flight, the Mirror reports.
She told 9News: “She [the flight attendant] looked at the ticket and then looked up and said, ‘oh, do you have a jumper you can wear?’ and then here’s me thinking she must be concerned I’m going to get cold on the flight, it’s going to be cold in Melbourne or something.
“She kept going and she was like ‘well, you can’t fly with what you’re wearing, you can’t wear a bikini’. And I’m like, ‘look, it’s not a bikini, it’s a top’.”
Before Eleanore could take her seat, the flight attendant told her she would have to find something else for her to wear, which is when she then came back with the high-visibility vest.
Understandably, the model felt ‘degraded,’ ’embarrassed,’ and ‘victimised’ by the incident, as ‘everyone was looking’ at her.
Jetstar has now apologised for causing Eleanore distress and has stated that there was a ‘misunderstanding’ of the airline’s policy on part of the air hostess.
Despite the apology, Eleanore took to Instagram to complain about the experience to her 209,000 followers.
She fumed: “So they made a huge scene when I stepped on the plane and made me wait in front of everyone while they searched for something to cover me up with.
“Then I had to walk all the way to my seat wearing this vest. This is discrimination and humiliation Jetstar Australia.”
Eleanore continued: “Apparently, my top is too small and I couldn’t fly without covering up.
“If I had small breast I guarantee they wouldn’t have said anything.
“They forced me to put on a high-vis vest. Am I lost… is it 1921 not 2021?”
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