- TikTok consumer Sierra Steadman says an Alaska Airways flight attendant shamed her for her clothes.
- Steadman mentioned in a video that the flight attendant grabbed her arm and yelled at her whereas boarding.
- Steadman mentioned she had by no means felt extra “degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, indignant, or unhappy.”
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In a TikTok video — which has gained 6 million views because it was posted on Sunday — Steadman can be seen wearing a mask while crying and shaking her head. The on-screen textual content reads: “When the flight attendant slut shames you in entrance of the entire airplane and threatens to kick you off for what you are sporting.”
Steadman captioned the video: “I’ve by no means felt extra degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, indignant, or unhappy. F ALASKA AIRLINES!” Steadman and representatives for Alaska Airways, respectively, didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.
Since sharing the video, Steadman has posted others in regards to the alleged incident.
In a follow-up video posted on Sunday, Steadman shared an image of the outfit she says she wore to board the plane: a pair of shorts, a crop high, and a full-zip sweatshirt.
In one other video posted on Monday, Steadman said that while she was boarding the plane a flight attendant stopped her and requested her to zip up her jacket. Steadman went on to say that she began to zip up her jacket and continued strolling to her seat.
Then, the flight attendant grabbed her arm, pulled her again, and began “yelling at me in entrance of all people,” Steadman mentioned within the video.
“I had no downside together with her asking me to zip up my jacket,” Steadman mentioned within the video. “It is her airplane, she works on the airplane, if that’s what she needs, then I’ll zip up my jacket.”
“My downside is with how she acted after I complied together with her request,” she added.
In a separate TikTok submit from Monday, Steadman shared a screenshot of what seems to be an email response from Alaska Airlines to her mother.
Steadman does not seem to have shared any correspondence from her mom to the airline, however the purported e-mail addressed to Shannon — who Steadman refers to as her mother within the video’s caption — acknowledges that she contacted the corporate concerning her and her daughter’s expertise on a flight out of Seattle.
“You and your daughter ought to anticipate nothing lower than to be handled with the utmost respect, compassion, and care,” the screenshot reads. “It’s actually disappointing to listen to that you just each didn’t really feel that method throughout boarding and throughout the interactions with our flight attendant. We wish to guarantee you that we take these issues very critically and have shared your concern with our inflight administration crew that can conduct an inside investigation.”
An Alaska Airways consultant mentioned in a statement sent to the Daily Mirror that the corporate is “in touch with Sierra and her household,” and says it’s “dedicated to discovering out what occurred and taking all acceptable motion.”
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