A well-liked South Korean DJ claimed that she was “all of the sudden kicked out” of a flight simply earlier than her departure to Los Angeles from New York, and compelled to take off her sweatpants as a result of they have been deemed “inappropriate” and “offensive.”
DJ Soda was carrying sweatpants that had the phrases “F***”, “F*** YOU,” and “F****N” printed throughout and have been sponsored by the American model Ripndip.
The DJ, whose actual identify is Hwang So-hee, wrote on her social media that she was “harassed and humiliated” on Monday after boarding an American Airways flight from New York to Los Angeles.
“I’ve been on a aircraft with out a single downside whereas on a US tour for a number of months carrying these pants, which I acquired as a present from an American model,” she wrote.
She continued: “I sat within the enterprise seat #1 and drank the welcome drink proper earlier than departure when all of the sudden a male worker got here and informed me to take all my baggage and depart with out giving any motive… and informed me to take one other flight.”
She went on to chronicle that she had an “necessary assembly in LA” and that she “should not miss this flight” and, so “I provided to vary my pants if my pants have been uncomfortable, however I used to be rejected, and I had no selection however to take my pants off on the entrance of the aircraft the place everybody was watching,” she wrote on her Instagram.
The 36-year-old stated that “regardless that I had my pants off and nothing on… and so they informed me they couldn’t take me on this aircraft as a result of they have been already too uncomfortable with my pants, so I continued to take one other flight.”
DJ Soda stated within the caption that “after the laborious work of my teammates, I used to be in a position to get again on the aircraft with my pants on. I took off my pants…it was actually humiliating to take off my pants in entrance of the airplane entrance, the place everybody was watching, and to ask for a experience on the aircraft with my pants off.”
“It’s the primary time I’ve been kicked out of a aircraft whereas on tour in eight years, and it’s the primary time I’ve taken my pants off in entrance of everybody.”
The South Korean DJ stated that she “couldn’t consider this was occurring in America, a rustic that respects freedom” and went on to say that “this could by no means occur to anybody once more, and I’ll boycott American Airways sooner or later.”
DJ Soda has 4.3 million followers on Instagram and 126,000 followers on Twitter.
The Unbiased has reached out to American Airways for remark.