In a shocking incident, a glam bodybuilder and fitness model was banned from from boarding a plane on Thursday after airline staff said that her outfit would “disturb families.”
Deniz Saypinar was barred from boarding the flight after American Airlines employees found her short denim shorts and a small brown tank top to be skimpy.
American Airlines’ rules state: “Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed.”
Saypinar, 26, came to the US from Turkey to avoid the conservative culture in Turkey. Saypinar is a fitness model and social media influencer and she was the first woman in Turkey to receive an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) status.
Saypinar took to Instragram to share her anger after she was banned from boarding the flight.
“You will never believe what happened to me at Texas Airport,” she said, adding that the staff called her “naked”. Saypinar also displayed her outfit that caused the staff to reject her.
“I am not naked,” she insisted to her followers.
Saypinar later posted another message on Instagram and tagged American Airlines saying: “I am an athlete, and now I have to wait here until the morning. I like to wear feminine clothes that reveal my femininity, but I never dress in a way that will offend anyone. I’m mature and civilized enough to know what I can and cannot wear. I don’t deserve to be treated like the worst person in the world for wearing denim shorts. What separates us from animals if humans can’t control even their most primitive impulses. I feel insulted. They wouldn’t let me on the plane because I wore these shorts in the United States.”