The black doctor who accused American Airlines of racism after she was taken out of her plane and said she had & # 39; Covering a blanket before she got back in has doubled because of her angry criticism of the airline, insisting that she was the target of staff because of her race and size.
Appear on GMA Thursday morning, Tisha Rowe, 37, a doctor and a mother-of-one from Houston, Texas, remembered the & # 39; humiliation & # 39; she felt when she was asked to leave the flight to Miami from Jamaica, where she was traveling with her eight-year-old son.
& # 39; I was so humiliated that I was walking my head down the aisle & # 39 ;, she said of the incident, which became a viral scandal when Tisha pronounced it on Twitter on June 30, after coming home from her vacation.
Indignation: the doctor who accused American Airlines of racism after being told & # 39; to hide her things & # 39; in this romper has been doubled by her furious criticism of the airline
From the mouth: On Thursday morning, Dr. Tisha Rowe (37) from Houston, Texas, presented GMA and demanded an official statement from the airline as to why she was targeted
Angry: Tisha remembered the incident and traveled with her eight-year-old son. She said she & # 39; so humiliated & # 39; was and could not induce himself to look at other passengers
& # 39; I did not want to see the face of another passenger. & # 39;
When she explained in more detail about the conversation she had with the stewardess, who she said was African-American, Tisha remembered being incredibly confused as to why she was asked if she had a jacket with her.
& # 39; A flight attendant stopped me in the aisle and said: & # 39; We need to talk to you first, & # 39; & # 39; she said. & # 39; I am like, & # 39; Okay, what's the matter? You took me off the plane to ask me three times (if) I have a jacket in a tropical climate? & # 39; & # 39;
Discrimination: Tisha, pictured at work, said other women were on the run with equally short & # 39; tropical clothing & # 39;
At that time, Tisha was told that her ensemble – a strapless short romper – had been found unsuitable by the staff, and therefore she & # 39; & # 39; with a blanket, & # 39; must cover & # 39 ;, or the possibility to be allowed on board again. the flight.
However, Tisha says there were many other people on the run who wore what she described as & # 39; tropical clothing & # 39 ;, and she claims that staff only called her for her outfit because of her skin color and body type.
& # 39; There were absolutely other passengers on the flight wearing tropical clothing, short shorts … one was also a mother who also traveled with a child, and she said: & # 39; No way, & # 39; & # 39; Tisha remembers.
& # 39; She looked at my shorts and she looked and her shorts and she said: & # 39; Well, your pants are longer than mine and nobody said anything to me! & # 39; & # 39;
Although Tisha is now being offered a full refund and an official apology, she urges the airline to do more and calls for an official & # 39; statement & # 39; why they are on so & # 39; n & # 39; humiliating & # 39; has been selected.
& # 39; I will get the strength to dress as I feel comfortable, dress as I feel fit, & # 39; she said. & # 39; If you want a dress code, it must be applied equally to every person, to every form, to every race. & # 39;
Wow: Tisha shared images of her outfit on Twitter and Facebook after American Airlines removed her from the flight and asked why she was the target of the staff
Shocking: the doctor said she was asked by a flight attendant to cover up & # 39; and told that the only way she could get back on the plane was if she was wrapped in a blanket
Angry: Tisha explained the incident in a series of tweets and said that she & # 39; would never forget this experience, leaving her eight-year-old son in tears
Speaking of the incident in a now-viral Facebook and Twitter post, Tisha got involved with the airline for the & # 39; sexual & # 39; making her body, pointing out that the behavior of the staff saw her being selected because of her race and size.
& # 39; When I defended my outfit, I was threatened with not returning the flight unless I was walking down the aisle wrapped in a blanket, & # 39; said Tisha, adding that she has anyone who & # 39; has a big ass and wears shorts & # 39; advises to fly with the airline.
& # 39; So American Airlines just told me I couldn't board the flight without throwing a coat over my ASSETS. My shorts covered EVERYTHING but apparently it was too distracting to go on the plane, & read her first tweet.
Disgusting: the doctor, who has three degrees, including psychobiology and medication, and is the founder of a telemedicine company Rowe Docs, said she & # 39; humiliated & # 39; and & # 39; disgusting & # 39; was by the incident
& # 39; I therefore think they are US airlines, & # 39; Tisha, who has three degrees, including psychobiology and medicine, and is the founder of a telemedicine company. Rowe Docs, added.
She explained that she believes that she and other women are & # 39; checked & # 39; and & # 39; over-sexualized & # 39; and that she does not think that a white woman will receive the same treatment if she wears a similar outfit.
& # 39; We are being checked because we are black. Our bodies are more than sexualized as women and we must ADAPT to make everyone around us at ease.
& # 39; I have seen white women with much shorter shorts who board a plane without a second glance. I think if it's a "nice ass" vs an @Serena Booty it's okay … "she added.
Tisha said her & # 39; great vacation & # 39; which she shared with her eight-year-old son Chase, ended with the crying of her child, and they had asked that blanket to cover her body above his head.
She said that she & # 39; will never forget this experience & # 39 ;, causing her & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; I just really want to know if #AmericanAirlines did this for someone else or is my ass just disturbing. I am disgusted. The only power I have is my voice, so I'm going to use it, & Tisha said.
& # 39; PSA – if you have a big butt and wear shorts, don't fly with @ American Island # americanairlinessucks & # 39 ;, she added.
Unimpressed: Tisha said the incident & # 39; body shaming & # 39; and she wondered if anyone else had similar experiences with the airline before
Sad: the mother-of-one son, Chase (pictured on the run) continued to cry on the plane when Tisha said he looked like he wanted to disappear after the incident
& # 39; Telling a passenger to cover their rear if their rear is already covered is BODY SHOCK, & # 39; she said.
She added: & # 39; Apparently the captain of @AmericanAirlines who had never seen me thought it was fine to tell me that he had covered me, although he had never seen me. & # 39;
Talk to Today's Style, Tisha revealed the details of the incident. She said she was walking down the aisle to her seat when a stewardess looked at her and said, "We need to talk to you from the front."
Shocked: Tisha, pictured with her son Chase, said the stewardess looked at me with the kind of look that high school girls mean to give a girl that nobody likes & # 39;
& # 39; There was something very worrying in the servant's expression and I knew something was wrong & she said.
Tisha was taken off the plane and stood in the jetway for the interview, with the stewardess asking her to cover her body.
& # 39; She looked at me, and these are the parts that are hard to put into words, but she looked at me with the kind of look that high school girls mean to give a girl that nobody likes, such as this disdain , this look from: "You are nothing," said Tisha.
& # 39; And the first words from her mouth were: & # 39; Do you have a jacket? & # 39;
When Tisha said she said she didn't have a coat with her, the attendees asked her again if she should wear a coat.
She added that Tisha is not dressed & # 39; so dressed & # 39; could get on the plane.
Because she wanted to spread the shocking situation & # 39; & # 39 ;, Tisha asked the attendant if she could wrap a blanket around her instead, to which the flight attendant replied: & # 39; Yes, because that is the only way you arrive here. & # 39;
Tisha said her eight-year-old son hid his face with the blanket during the flight and looked like he wanted to disappear.
Viral: Since the doctor has shared information about the incident on Twitter, hundreds of people have responded and shared their opinion about the event
Speaking: An airline spokesperson told Business Insider that the company was serious about the incident & # 39; and that the company is concerned about the comments of Dr. Rowe & # 39;
She said: & # 39; My stomach started churning, I started to feel sick and I thought: "I can't believe I have to sit on this plane for an hour".
Tisha said she grabbed her phone and immediately vented her frustration and suffering about the situation on Twitter.
She shared a series of tweets and an image of her outfit, which has since become viral. Hundreds of Twitter users have revealed their shock and aversion to the situation.
American Airlines transport contract states that all passengers must dress & # 39; appropriately & # 39; and that & # 39; bare feet or offensive clothing are not allowed & # 39 ;.
However, the airline's website does not specifically state what if & # 39; appropriate & # 39; clothing is considered.
Shannon Gilson, an airline spokesperson told Business insider that the company takes the incident & # 39; seriously & # 39; takes.
A statement that the spokesperson has proven on behalf of American Airlines is: & # 39; We were worried about Dr. comments. Rowe and reached her and our team at Kingston Airport to gather more information about what happened.
& # 39; Unfortunately we have Dr. Unable to reach Rowe or leave a message on the specified number. We want to apologize to Dr. Rowe and her son for their experience and have fully reimbursed their trip.
& # 39; We are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds and strive for a positive, safe travel experience for everyone who flies with us. & # 39;
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