United defends dress code decision amid online backlash

After denying boarding to a couple of girls wearing leggings, wide criticism broke out across social media. An airline spokesman said, ‘We’ll definitely take something away from today.’

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On Sunday, a United passenger and the founder of Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watts, tweeted that two girls were not being allowed to board a flight because of the leggings they were wearing.

1) A @united gate agent isn’t letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017

2) She’s forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can’t board. Since when does @united police women’s clothing?

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017

3) Gate agent for flt 215 at 7:55. Said she doesn’t make the rules, just follows them. I guess @united not letting women wear athletic wear?

— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 26, 2017

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