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United Airlines bans 10-year-old girls from flight for wearing yoga pants

By Mason White 5:50 PM March 27, 2017
Woman wearing leggings (illustration)
Woman wearing leggings (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) People are angry after learning that United Airlines banned girls from boarding a flight for wearing yoga pants.

The incident unfolded on Sunday, on a flight from Denver, Colorado, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The founder of Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watts, witnessed the incident and wrote about it on Twitter.

As the two girls and their companion were about to board the plane, an employee told them that they would have to change their outfits.

The employee explained to the three customers that girls cannot board flights wearing leggings. The two girls decided not to change their clothes, and were barred from the flight.

Watts criticized the airline’s policy as being discriminatory against women as leggings and yoga pants are extremely popular these days.

However, a spokesperson for United said that the airline has a right to block those with inappropriate clothing from flights.

“A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?” Watts wrote on Twitter.

“She’s forcing them to change or put dresses on over their leggings or they can’t board. Since when does @united police women’s clothing?” She also wrote.

United responded to Watts: “We have the right to refuse transport for passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed.”

Watts added: “A 10-year-old girl in gray leggings. She looked normal and appropriate. Apparently @united is policing the clothing of women and girls.”