Girls Kept Off Airplane Because of Their Clothing
2017-03-27 21:16:38

This is What’s Trending Today.(1)

United Airlines barred two young women from boarding their flight Sunday morning because of the kind of pants they were wearing.(2)

Many people on social media are talking about the decision. Most say the girls did nothing wrong.(3)

The airline says it made the decision because the girls were wearing leggings.(4)

Leggings are pants that are made of a material that stretches to fight tightly around the legs.(5)

They are a popular kind of clothing for women and girls. That kind of clothing is not in line with its dress code, United says.(6)

Places like restaurants and offices sometimes enforce dress codes. For example, a nice restaurant may require men to wear a suit jacket at dinner.(7)

The girls were traveling from Denver, Colorado, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.(8)

Their story spread quickly after another United passenger, Shannon Watts, tweeted that the girls had been asked to change out of their leggings in order to get on the plane.(9)

Watts, an activist and popular Twitter user, started tweeting about the incident early on Sunday morning.(10)
美国瓦茨,活动家和流行的 Twitter 用户,开始发微博说这一事件在星期日早上早起。

Soon enough, it became a major news story. Celebrities as well as other airlines expressed their opinions about women’s clothing.(11)

Chrissie Teigen is a well-known model. She said she has flown on United Airlines before without wearing pants.(12)
克丽丝 Teigen 是一个知名的模型。她说她已经乘坐美国联合航空公司之前没有穿裤子。

She wrote that she instead wore a long shirt as a dress.(13)

Actress Patricia Arquette wrote that the girls were probably dressed appropriately for their age.(14)

And Delta Air Lines wrote: “Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings.)”(15)
And Delta Air Lines wrote:"飞行三角洲意味着舒适。(这意味着你可以穿你的紧身裤)"。

United Airlines said on its Twitter page that it has the right to prevent people from getting onto their airplanes if they are not dressed properly.(16)
联合的航空公司在 Twitter 网站上说,它有权阻止人们进入他们的飞机,如果他们不穿正确。

United later explained that the girls were traveling as guests of an employee for free.(17)

It has a dress code that applies to passengers who are employees or guests of employees.(18)

But the explanation did not seem to help. Social media users continued to criticize the airline and its policies on clothing.(19)

Some people said the policy did not represent current fashion styles or trends.(20)

But others said the airline could set rules for passengers however it wanted. The debate continued on Monday.(21)

Shannon Watts told one newspaper she thought that United Airlines had applied the dress code too strictly.(22)

She also said that she had seen a man wearing shorts board the plane without a problem.(23)

“I'd be interested in knowing how often they do this for little boys," she asked the New York Daily News.(24)

And that’s What’s Trending Today. I’m Dan Friedell.(25)
而这正是今天的趋势是什么。我是丹 Friedell。

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