Black Doctor Says American Airlines Almost Kicked Her Off Plane For ‘Inappropriate’ Romper Outfit
Dr. Tisha Rowe, a doctor and founder of a telemedicine service in Houston, says that American Airlines nearly kicked her off a flight departing Kingston, Jamaica because of her “inappropriate” romper outfit on June 30.
Rowe explained on Instagram and Twitter that the incident was racist and misogynistic:
Here is what i was wearing when @AmericanAir asked me to deplane for a talk. At which point I was asked to “cover up”. When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket. #notsofriendlyskies pic.twitter.com/AYQNNriLcq— Tisha Rowe MD, MBA (@tisharowemd) July 1, 2019
American Airlines spokeswoman Shannon Gilson issued a statement in response, notes the Dallas Morning News:
We were concerned about Dr. Rowe’s comments, and reached out to her and our team at the Kingston airport to gather more information about what occurred.
We apologize to Dr. Rowe and her son for their experience, and have fully refunded their travel. We are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds and are committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone who flies with us.