Ugh! Such a shame!
Kenlie Tiggeman, a New York City woman in the middle of a weight loss journey, was almost denied entry onto a Southwest airplane during her return flight home because of her size. However, it wasn't an issue on her way to her destination.
She was publicly humiliated after employees grilled her on her weight and clothing sizes before allowing her to board. Unfortunately for Southwest, Kenlie was smart enough to document her discrimination with her smart phone.
As you'll see above, Southwest's tune quickly changed and the employee offers of an apology pretty quickly.
Kenlie ALSO happens to be a weight loss blogger who once weighed 400 pounds, but has lost 120 pounds to date! Congrats, gurl!
She wrote an outraged post on her blog after the incident, saying:
“I know that I have a lot of weight to lose but I am definitely not too fat to fly. I do it all the time, domestically and internationally, and I have never had anyone approach me and particularly in the way they did.”
Check out her positive message above asking for the discrimination to STOP and the equality to BEGIN.
We're with you, Kenlie! Southwest's behavior was totally uncalled for, but we're so happy you're standing up for yourself and others with similar experiences!
We think there are TWO morals of this story. 1) Don't discriminate. 2) Don't mess with bloggers! LOLz!
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