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Woman Told 'Cover Up Or Leave The Plane' After Wearing Crop Top On Flight

Airlines have surprisingly become a topic of controversy as the rise of social media continues to allow for first-hand accounts of situations.

With this immediate form of reporting available to anyone with a smart phone, unusual stories have been blown into the global news circuit for no reason aside from a rush of retweets, likes, or shares.

Of particular focus have been the extreme measures the staff have taken in the past to handle situations that didn't call for such severity.

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People have gone so far as to petition for the boycott of specific airlines over poor management — some of which has been caught on video and shared across the internet.

In 2017, United Airlines was slammed for forcefully, and physically dragging a passenger off their aircraft.

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Videos showing the situation depicted the crew grabbing and dragging someone out of their seat due to an overbooked flight.

Outrage sparked a conversation about the right to physically remove someone in such a violent manner.

But also enraged people who identified this as an act of aggressive racism, claiming no Caucasian person would have experienced such force.

Now, a young woman is speaking out about her own experience with discrimination on a flight.

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Emily O'Connor of Birmingham arrived at the airport ready to fly to the Canary Islands, Tenerife on March 2nd, but was met with a surprising threat aboard a Thomas Cook Airline flight.

The 21-year-old accountant-to-be shared her experience through a Twitter thread, and it went viral.

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In it, she wrote "Thomas Cook told me that they were going to remove me from the flight if I didn’t “cover up” as I was “causing offence” and was “inappropriate."

"They had 4 flight staff around me to get my luggage to take me off the plane," she continued.

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O'Connor explained to the staff that no "appropriate wear" policy was provided online.

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"I stood up on the flight and asked if anyone was offended, no-one said a word," she wrote.

She also claims that the airplane staff allowed a man to verbally abuse her on-board.

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This alone could've caused her story to go viral, however it continues to get worse.

O'Connor said the man called her a "pathetic woman," and told her to "put a f*cking jacket on."

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She claims the staff did nothing to reprimand this passenger, or calm him down.

After obscenities being thrown at her from strangers on the flight, Emily said she was given a jacket by her cousin who happened to be on the flight as well.

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Although she was likely thankful to be able to stay on the flight, she was still very upset.

The situation continued to get worse, as the staff maintained their rudeness towards her.

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"They made comments over the speaker about the situation and left me shaking and upset on my own," she wrote in another tweet.

The young woman was understandably frustrated with her experience, especially since her outfit really wasn't that inappropriate:

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Luckily, many on Twitter came to side and supported her through the uncomfortable situation.

"Take them to court. I guess if it were bikini they might have had a reason. But this is disgusting behaviour from the airline," one person wrote

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"Keep standing up for yourself. I'm sure you are hearing a lot of people disagreeing with you but there are also many of us who think what happened to you is wrong. Our bodies are not inappropriate," another person wrote.

O'Connor even created a poll asking Twitter if they considered her outfit "Appropriate flying wear" or "Inappropriate flying wear."

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The poll results showed 77% of her voters who supported her, and 23% who considered her top "inappropriate."

According to Insider, the airline has since apologized, but explained that that their policy is in line with most airlines, "We are sorry that we upset Ms. O'Connor. It's clear we could have handled the situation better."

You can read the entire thread here.

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