A mother-of-one has been left ‘humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended’ after getting kicked off her flight due to her revealing outfit.
Eve J Marie, 26, was flying from Dallas, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, alongside her seven-year-old son on Thursday, October 29 with Southwest Airlines, when the flight attendants asked her to step off the plane.
The Instagram influencer and Playboy model was wearing a low-cut leopard print outfit that showed off her ample cleavage, which the crew claimed was against the dress code policy.
Fury: Playboy model Eve J Marie has slammed Southwest Airlines after she was kicked off a flight for wearing a revealing leopard print outfit
Accusations: The 26-year-old, who was flying from Dallas to Tulsa with her seven-year-old son, says staff ‘discriminated’ against her because of the size of her breasts
Eve documented her experience on Instagram, sharing a clip of herself at the airport preparing to board her flight, before posting a follow-up video in which she hit out at the airline for what she says was ‘discriminatory’ treatment.
‘When they threatened to remove me off the plane if I didn’t have a change of clothes,’ Eve told Jam Press. ‘I felt completely humiliated, embarrassed and highly offended.
‘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 travelling with me to fly free because of my high status with the airline.
‘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.’
Eve claims that the only person willing to offer her any kindness was an ‘African American attendant’, who she did not name, explaining that the employee gave her a heads up that the other crew members had called security and were planning to pull her aside.
The mom said: ‘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.
Upset: Eve, who says she spends $90,000 a year with Southwest Airlines, claims that flight attendants couldn’t tell her what aspect of the dress code she had violated
Compromise: ‘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,’ Eve revealed
Confusion: The airline’s flight policy (pictured) only prohibits clothing that is ‘lewd, obscene or patently offensive’, but does not mention revealing items
‘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?
‘I was scared that they would have left me stranded in Dallas when I was headed to Tulsa.
‘At least, return me back to the airport I departed from in the beginning.
‘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.
‘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.
‘This attendant advised me to contact corporate when I land.’
Eve says that she spends $90,000 a year with SWA and has taken over 32 trips with the airline in 2020 – having worn the same outfit on some of these flights.
After complaining to Southwest Airlines’ head office, Eve says she was awarded a $100 credit as compensation, however the Playboy model insists that is not enough, and she is now demanding a public apology from the company.
Unfair? ‘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,’ Eve said
Making amends: Eve is demanding a public apology from Southwest Airlines, and she is also calling for the company to implement ‘better diversification training’
She said: ‘I was completely upset and embarrassed at how I was treated. Nobody could tell me what exactly their ‘dress code policy’ was.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.’