A woman claims she was almost barred from a Delta flight because she wasn’t wearing a bra: ‘It was humiliation’

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A woman says she was almost barred from a Delta flight for not wearing a bra.She claims was escorted off the plane and was only allowed to reboard if she put a jacket on.The woman, a DJ, was wearing a baggy white t-shirt, according to a photo shared on X.

A woman claims that she was escorted off a Delta Air Lines plane and almost barred from the flight because she wasn’t wearing a bra.

Lisa Archbold, a DJ who goes by the stage name ‘DJette Kiwi,’ was flying from Salt Lake City to San Francisco on January 22 after attending the Sundance Film Festival, according to the New Zealand Herald.

She told the outlet that she had a “super weird” interaction at the gate before boarding, but proceeded to her seat without giving it much thought.

But Archbold told the Herald that once she was seated she was approached by a crew member who loudly announced that she needed to speak with her privately.

The DJ told Yahoo! News Australia that the employee escorted her off the plane and scolded her for her “offensive attire,” which Archbold said was described as “revealing.”

Photos show Archbold wearing a baggy white t-shirt and white pants.

In a post on X, Archbold said she was treated “like a criminal” and claimed she was “extracted from a delta flight for not wearing a bra.”

@Delta I was extracted from a delta flight for not wearing a bra. The gate attendant waited until the entire plane was seated, then asked to speak to me privately and escorted me off the plane, like a criminal.I was told “the official policy of @Delta is that women must cover up” pic.twitter.com/NuxiCrYf90

— DJette kiwi (@DJettekiwi) January 23, 2024

According to Yahoo! News Australia, Archbold said she was allowed to reboard the flight only once she had covered up with a jacket.

Delta does not have an official dress code for passengers. However, its US Contract of Carriage reserves the right to refuse transportation to passengers if their “conduct, attire, hygiene, or odor creates an unreasonable risk of offense or annoyance” to other passengers.

Archbold told the Herald that she felt as though Delta’s policy was “weaponized” against her to “humiliate and abuse a woman.”

Speaking of her experience, she said: “It was humiliation.”

Although she received an apology by email from the airline, Archbold told the news outlet that it stopped short of acknowledging any wrongdoing.

Archbold and Delta Air Lines did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s requests for comment, which were sent outside of operating hours.

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