A Playboy model and her 7-year-old son were planning a peaceful flight from Dallas to Tulsa. Yet, when 26-year-old Eve J Marie wanted to board the plane, she was asked to leave.
So, what happened? Was she under the influence? Was her son that annoying? No, apparently, the model was wearing a low-cut leopard print outfit, which isn't by Southwest Airlines' standards.
Marie says she was "mortified and humiliated" by the steward, so here's her story. It deserves your attention:
The main issue here is that, though provocative and tacky, there was nothing that was truly hanging out in this outfit.
Eve J Marie is also an Instagram influencer, so her followers saw her videos when she was boarding the flight. She's a Playboy model and in her 20,s so naturally, she wasn't going to wear a turtleneck sweater and boyfriend jeans.
The crew claims it was against the dress code policy. So, the model decided to give them something to think about.
She says that this was "discriminatory" treatment. adding:
"When they threatened to remove me off the plane if I didn't have a change of clothes. "
"I felt completely humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended."
The crew even used the term "lewd act" while explaining to the model mom that she has to leave the plane.
But, she continues her side of the story:
"I'm an A list member for [Southwest Airlines] and have a credit card with the airline and I have perks that allow any person traveling with me to fly free because of my high status with the airline."
Eve is a loyal customer
It's not the best advertisement when you're biting the hand that feeds you, especially during the pandemic.
"So even as being a loyal customer with them, I felt like the other women on the plane were judging me based on my attire and they were saying my breasts are too large. Well, that's something I can't help."
The only person who was nice was an African American staff member:
"When the African American attendant called me over and told me they had called somebody to inform me of needing to change my clothes or be removed, I was so surprised."
The story continues:
"The attendant herself apologized. This flight was my layover and the first flight said nothing, so if this was truly the policy then why was I not informed before I even boarded the first flight? "
What's worse is that Eve spends $90,000 a year with SWA, and in 2020, so far, she had over 32 trips with the airline.
Sweater across the chest
Eve reassured everyone that she already wore the same outfit, so she's not going to let this one slide:
"I didn't have anything to change into so that same flight attendant gave me her work sweater to place on top of my chest."
Well, it's not ideal, but it's something. Eve's story continues:
"In the end, I was forced to sit on the plane in front of all the other passengers with her work sweater across my chest."
Humiliating is an understatement:
"This attendant advised me to contact corporate when I land."
$100 credit is laughable
After complaining to Southwest Airlines' head office, Eve says she was awarded a $100 credit as compensation. But the Playboy beauty insists that it is not enough. She wants a public apology!
"I called corporate and they apologized and awarded me $100 flight credit."
"They also wanted me to send in a documented email so they can investigate more, but I have not done that yet."
"The [Southwest Airlines] policy on clothing says nothing about dress code except "lewd"... in which I was not that."
Of course, $100 credit is not enough, because it's not about money:
"In the end, $100 credit isn't enough for the humiliation and discrimination I received on that flight. This all happened in front of my child."
"I was completely singled out for a policy none of the employees could explain."
Could it be about racism, and not about her outfit? Eve thinks so:
"I would like better diversification training, a clear and fair dress code policy that is the same across all SWA flights, a public apology, and those responsible held accountable."
Is this how we treat women?
Yes, her boobs are big, and the lady's sexy, but she was wearing clothes. And it's not like she was trying to scheme someone. Perhaps the company only allows flat chested models this month?
But what does Southwest Airlines have to say on their website? Is this truly some rule?
Well, they obviously need to update and change their rules, because we're no longer in the 1950s.
The website states:
They "may, in its sole prudence, decline to ship, or may eliminate from an airplane anytime," a traveler who connects with "in lascivious, profane or evidently hostile conduct, including wearing garments that are vulgar, indecent or obviously hostile."
No one truly cares whether you're wearing a low cut top or boarding in your PJs. It's more of a case - we have the power, so let's demonstrate it on a single, black mother!