Remember back in March, when anti-gun crusader Shannon Watts kicked off a public relations nightmare for United Airlines by tweeting how she’d witnessed a gate agent refuse to allow two girls to board a flight unless they changed out of their leggings or put on dresses over them?
It wasn’t long before #LeggingsGate made headlines and celebrities began trashing the airline on social media. What was lost in early reporting was that the girls didn’t meet the airline’s dress code for those flying for free as part of the airline’s employee and family program.
Let’s hope the crusaders who blew up a dress code violation into an international incident saved some of their energy, since Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, has warned passengers that they may be denied boarding if they are “clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers.”
— Richard Dagenais (@Dagenator) August 10, 2017
To be more specific, the dress code applies to “women exposing legs or arms, or wearing too thin or too tight clothes and men wearing shorts exposing legs.”
— dwnews (@dwnews) August 10, 2017
— Telegraph Travel (@TelegraphTravel) August 10, 2017
Saudia was met with plenty of grief of its own online.
OMG, naked skin of arms, such a turn on.
— Private Or (@PrivateOr) August 10, 2017
So bare-armed men are OK then? ?
— Amanda Precious (@AJPrecious) August 10, 2017
What about if you want to sell them arms?
— StatisticusCollegium (@verumandverus) August 10, 2017
Bare breasts are good though… pic.twitter.com/XHeTLsqsww
— JusticeUK (@Uk4Justice) August 10, 2017
so assless chaps are ok? crazy
— Raju Rajankar (@baaaaaaaaaaas) August 10, 2017
Nudity does not cause me any offence and/or discomfort so is that acceptable? #SaudiaAirlines
— Taiwo Hollist (@TaiHoll) August 10, 2017
— Son of Tertius (@SonofTertius) August 9, 2017
— Mole (@wonderbarn) August 10, 2017
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) August 10, 2017
— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) August 10, 2017
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 26, 2017