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Celebs React to United Airlines Not Allowing Leggings

Celebs React to United Airlines Not Allowing Leggings

United Airlines is getting a ton of backlash after allegedly not allowing two girls to fly because they were wearing leggings.

Passenger Shannon Watts tweeted about the incident, saying that the young passengers – one of whom was reportedly 10 years old – were forced to change before boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.

“A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?” she tweeted. “She’s forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can’t board. Since when does @united police women’s clothing?”

The airline later tweeted, “The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel.”

Meanwhile, celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Patricia Arquette made their opinions on the matter known.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress. Next time I will wear only jeans and a scarf,” Chrissy tweeted.

Patricia wrote, “The highest standard of any culture corporate or not is to allow children to be children and to dress in accordance.”

She later added, “Turns out United bans leggings, torn jeans, and shorter shorts for free employee pass tickets. Still @united should update policy.”

William Shatner wrote, “😱’🏻I’m going to start wearing leggings! Is that against the rules? ”#outdatedfashion #outdatedrules”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about United banning the girls’ leggings?

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  • Mar

    That’s ridiculous. How were they children AND United representatives? Does not matter who in their family works for the airline, they’re traveling on their own free time and leisure therefore they have no right to tell them how they can and cannot dress, not to mention they are children.

  • Thomas

    How is Chrissy Tiegen a celebrity?

  • Cruizin1960

    They are traveling on the company’s dime. If the free pass states the requirements, then they must comply. There are more organizations than not that have requirements on the behavior, etc. of people who work for them…even when they are off the clock. If you don’t want to comply with the required standards…pay for a ticket.

  • Victoria Bartels

    All airlines have a dress code standard when traveling on company passes. As an employee you are required to agree to the standard and ensure all persons who use those passes do as well. Company travel passes allow employees and their family and friends to travel free or at discounted prices. They are a privelege not a right and are earned by your employment. When you or anyone you allow to use the passes travels, you are acting as an employee and are required to dress as if you are working and representing the company.

  • persononhere

    they are not ‘on their own time’ – many of the kids and families who want on are flying on wait list and know the rules to fly beforehand. they are essentially on ‘company time’ if they are expecting to get on a free flight as a company employment benefit.

  • SquidBillie

    GROSS….Chrissy has said before that she never wears underwear.

  • plez

    Heck if I could get free tickets, I and anyone who would travel with me will be dressed as requested.
    Much ado about nothing.

  • suzybel

    Chrissy Tiegen not wearing underwear is par for the course. She’s a bit of a sleaze anyway.

  • SamFarrah

    Again, people going nuts without knowing the full story. If there is a dress code for employees traveling on the airline then they need to adhere to the guidelines. Simple.

  • Mar

    I understand it’s a privilege (kind of. I count it as compensation for not being paid for hours and hours of layovers or delays and only $1.60 per diem) But the fact that an airline requires children to meet a certain beauty or fashion standard in order to board a plane REGARDLESS of how a ticket was acquired is absolutely ridiculous. Or an adult for that matter. It’s leggings for crying out loud and quite frankly, the beauty standards for any airport or in flight employee is just as ridiculous. I am training to be a flight attendant and I can honestly say it is absolutely absurd. Just because it’s in the rule book does not make it right or ok.

  • GordonGekko

    What a dumb rule.

  • Canon Lyn

    My Sister’s husband flies for Frontier and she flies with the family benefit and has to be a certain level of presentable also. She explained it to me and it did make sense as they represent the airline. Her husband if he travels free has to wear his full on uniform and can’t even take his hat off during the flight. Note: this leggins thing does not apply to regular passengers.

  • Victoria Bartels

    I hope you don’t plan to travel out

  • Cooper

    i had to look this up on a different website cause JJ wasn’t giving the whole story. It’s because of the type of ticket they have. They have an extremely discounted pass that they got because their relative (I believe Dad) worked for the airlines. It’s a business class sort of ticket but the catch is they are all treated as reps for the company. I think it’s a bit of an over reaction on United’s part but rules are rules and the employee would have known about the dress code. If they wanted to wear whatever they wanted then pay for a full price ticket otherwise follow the rules. Again United was being strict but people should stop acting priveledged and follow the rules.

  • Cooper

    You may want to explorer a different calling if you can’t understand companies have rules. Perhaps your business?

  • Cooper

    Yea heaven forbid someone has to follow the rules even when they are already getting a huge benefit. People are amazing sometimes with their entitlement.

  • persononhere

    more than “a bit”

  • LolaLola

    does butterface spend all her time on twitter looking for something to get outraged over?