So a 300-pound woman boarded a plane and was big enough to spread across two seats. The airline told her that she’d need to purchase another seat, since they have a policy stating that anyone who takes up two seats must pay for them both. She refused to budge, and security hauled her off the plane. On her way out she screamed at the other passengers that she was being removed “either because I’m too fat or too black or just a woman.” Then, of course, she sued the airline for racial discrimination and lost.
I’d like to direct a personal message to this lady. First off: shut up about racism, shut up about sexism. Don’t be stupid. It’s a matter of size, simple as that. Where’s the other person supposed to sit if you’re in both seats? Everyone knows that people who fill two seats end up paying for both of them nowadays, so why are you any different? Because you’re black and a woman? Hello! Race and sex have nothing to do with it. But you just want to play the victim from every angle because the airline is following through on its “customer of size” policies. If you don’t like the airline’s policies on larger passengers filling two seats, then attack those policies. Don’t accuse people of racism or sexism just because you didn’t get your way. Christ.
Just for the record, I don’t know if throwing someone off a plane for being too large is the best way to handle such a situation, but that’s really beside the point. I just get angry when someone shouts “racism” for no reason whatsoever, when actual victims of racism out there are trying to be heard.