Two-time cancer patient ‘humiliated’ by American Airlines employee for ‘f — cancer’ sweatshirt

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Two-time cancer patient told to cover her ‘f *** cancer’ sweatshirt or stop boarding American Airlines flight wants staff fired

  • Roslyn Singleton says she was humiliated by US airline staff after being forced to cover up her ‘f *** cancer’ sweatshirt
  • She was told she had to cover it or she wouldn’t be allowed to board her flight from Los Angeles to North Carolina
  • Singleton asked the employee if the policy banning her sweatshirt was in writing and she says she was asked to speak to a manager
  • Singleton says she covered the sweatshirt with a jacket, but was still approached by another member of staff while waiting in line to board the plane
  • American Airlines says its policy ‘prohibits the wearing of clothing with offensive statements and inappropriate language on board’
  • American Airlines says employees should have thought about the context of Singleton’s sweatshirt and apologized to Singleton
  • Singleton and her attorneys are seeking an apology from the airline and demanding that employees involved in the incident be fired

A two-time cancer survivor says she was humiliated by American Airlines staff in a dispute over her ‘f *** cancer’ sweatshirt after being told she wouldn’t be allowed to board her flight to North Carolina if she did not cover up.

Roslyn Singleton was aboard a flight from Los Angeles to Charlotte last Tuesday when she was approached by an employee who told her to hide her sweatshir.

Singleton asked the employee if the policy banning her sweatshirt was in writing, and she says she was asked to speak to a manager.

'I ripped the sweatshirt off my body and I just walked out and stood in line and felt humiliated,'

‘I ripped the sweatshirt off my body and I just walked out and stood in line and felt humiliated,’

“I don’t like cancer,” she said. ‘I don’t respect it, and my sweatshirt gave exactly my feelings about something that tried to kill me twice’

Singleton says she covered the sweatshirt with a jacket, but was approached again by staff while waiting in line to board the plane. She said the worker had “humiliated” her.

The first thing she said to me – she didn’t say hello, she didn’t say ma’am, she said nothing – she said, ‘I became aware there was a problem,’ Singleton said. WSOC-TV in an interview.

‘I literally took my coat off. I ripped the sweatshirt off my body and I just walked out and stood in line feeling humiliated because she literally orphaned me like a kid after fulfilling what they asked me to do. ‘

In a statement to WSOC-TV, American Airlines said their policy “prohibits the wearing of clothing with offensive statements and inappropriate language on board.”

But the airline goes on to say that airline employees should have considered the context of Singleton’s sweatshirt and apologized.

In this case, our team should have taken into account the broader context of the message displayed on the customer’s shirt when explaining our policy.

“Our team is reaching out to learn more about Ms. Singleton’s experience, apologize and reaffirm our support for the fight against cancer.”

American Airlines says they are internally reviewing why Singleton was approached a second time after covering her sweatshirt with her jacket

American Airlines says they are internally reviewing why Singleton was approached a second time after covering her sweatshirt with her jacket

American Airlines says they are internally reviewing why Singleton was approached a second time after covering her sweatshirt with her jacket

Singleton, who says her father is currently battling cancer, tells WSOC-TV why she wore her sweatshirt.

“I don’t like cancer,” she said.I don’t respect it, and my sweatshirt gave exactly my feelings about something that tried to kill me twice. ‘

She adds that she would ‘happily’ have the sweatshirt removed without any issues had she been approached otherwise.

American Airlines says they are internally reviewing why Singleton was approached a second time after covering her sweatshirt with her jacket.

WSOC-TV reports that Singleton and her attorneys are seeking an apology from the airline and demanding that employees involved in the incident be fired.

Singleton also requests that American Airlines review its customer conflicts policy.

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