Southwest Airlines lectured 23 yr old Kyla Ebbert on dressing appropriately to fly their friendly skies. She was wearing an ultra mini jean skirt, a tank top with a small shrug sweater which accentuated the bust. Now a lot of the people on the plane with families apparently started complaining to the flight attendants who then asked her to pull her skirt up and tank top down was given a blanket and allowed to fly on to her destination. Now on CNN a lot of people wrote in to say that it was ok for her to dress in this manner and that the airlines should be ashamed of themselves. I am the last person to agree that people shouldn’t be able to dress like they want. Yet, the same people who are so enamored with this ladies dress are gung ho to have the young baggy pants wearing fellows be fined for their style choice.
Now I think that after seeing the young lady wearing this outfit during her morning news interview it was quite obvious why she was being talked to about her clothes. After she sat down on the set, in the same manner she said she sat on the plane, they actually had to have her crotch area pixilated because the skirt covered nothing. Now she had an aisle seat and I think the folks on the plane didn’t want their children nor themselves (maybe some men did) staring at her crotch as they walk back from the bathroom etc. I think this whole thing is a stupid joke. She says that she held herself together while on the flight but the minute she was off the plane she supposedly lost it calling her mother. She sent her mother pictures of her outfit that she had taken with her camera phone. She wanted to make sure she was dressed appropriately. Michelle Ebbert, her mother was appalled by the actions of the airlines stating that “My daughter is young, tall, blond and beautiful and she is both envied and complimented on her appearance. She dresses provocatively, as do 99 percent of 23-year-old girls who can. But they were out of line.”
Southwest said in a letter sent to the mother Michelle Ebbert that “it was within its rights to remove a passenger “whose clothing is lewd, obscene or patently offensive” to ensure the comfort of children and “adults with heightened sensitivities.” I don’t know what I find more ridiculous the fact that the airline felt compelled to act on her clothes or the young lady getting ready to sue the airline or that she didn’t see a problem with her crotch showing on an airline flight. Yes she is planning to sue the airline due to making her feel bad when they chastised her about her choice of dress. That’s right kaching; kaching let the cash register ring anytime someone makes you feel bad. Well this stupid girl, the airline and CNN is making ME feel bad, so should I go and start my plans to sue them all. I am sorry this is such a stupid story, which is probably why we are seeing it everywhere. I know if it is so stupid why are you writing about it Black Sentinel? Well because when they started touting that they were going to pass a law so they could fine people for wearing saggy pants, it was being hailed as something that would help those young kids in the ghetto. Yet let some blonde dingbat wear crotch flashing skirts and what’s the big deal, she’s young and beautiful, this is what beautiful people do, show off their bodies. Well maybe those kids in the ghetto think they and their boxer shorts are beautiful and so shouldn’t we cut them some slack as well?
What is the difference, I see baggy pants sporting boxer short covered asses or I see skimpy mini skirts sporting panty covered crotches. I don’t see any difference they are both showing way more than I want to see. So I guess Southwest was only helping the public like our local governments are trying to do with the saggy pants bills that are popping up everywhere. But the question is do you have the right to wear what you want whether it offends people or not? And does the establishment have the right to stop you if too many patrons complain? Well isn’t it the same thing as being asked to leave Applebee’s restaurant for breastfeeding even though she did it while under a blanket so no one “actually” saw anything but they just “knew” what she was doing? Hey it’s an eatery and the baby was eating, so what’s the problem. It just seems to me that we are taking this “I want control over my neighbor” crap a little too far. I feel that she should have been left alone with her crotchety skirt, the baggy pants boxer showing wearers should be left alone and the breastfeeding lady should be left alone and whoever doing whatever that is not illegal, hey leave them alone. Why is it that everyone feels entitled to push their morals, values, likes, dislikes on others? Yes I know that it goes both ways and that those with the pants, skirts and breasts are also pushing as well. So what can we do? How about we just mind our own businesses and if we don’t like it don’t look at it. I am pretty sure this will come back to bite me in the ass later when I see something that just bugs the hell out of me. Well I will just have to cross Hypocrite Bridge when I come to it. So in the meantime have fun showing whatever you feel comfortable showing.