Model Told to 'Cover up' on Airplane Over Shirt | 22 Words

A model said that she was told to "cover up" on a plane when she was about to board the flight wearing a crop top that was "too small" according to the staff members.

"If i had small breasts, I guarantee they wouldn't have said anything."

Back in February, Isabelle Eleanore, from Australia, said she was felt left feeling humiliated when she was asked to put on a high-visibility jacket before taking her seat.

Her outfit, blue jeans and a crop top, was apparently "too inappropriate" according to the flight attendant who insisted she should cover up wearing a hi-vis jacket.

She said:

"She looked at the ticket and then looked up and said, 'Oh, do you have a jumper you can wear?' and then here's me thinking she must be concerned I'm going to get cold on the flight, it's going to be cold in Melbourne or something."

The Australian model continued, "she kept going and she was like, 'Well, you can't fly with what you're wearing, you can't wear a bikini'. And I'm like, 'Look - it's not a bikini, it's a top'."

Isabelle said she felt "victimized, degraded, and embarrassed while everyone was looking at her" as she found her seat.

The model agreed to wear the vest because she was fearful she'd be kicked off the flight if she refused to abide by the degrading rules they gave her.

"So they made a huge scene when I stepped on the plane and made me wait in front of everyone while they searched for something to cover me up with."


"Then I had to walk all the way to my seat wearing this vest. This is discrimination and humiliation Jet Star Australia," she wrote to her 208,000 followers.

"Apparently my top is too small and I couldn't fly without covering up. If I had small breasts I guarantee they wouldn't have said anything. They forced me to put on a hi-vis vest. Am I lost... is it 1921 not 2021?"

The website explains: "Please refrain from wearing any clothing or carrying personal items that display words, images, symbols or slogans that may reasonably be deemed offensive (e.g. a t-shirt with slurs or swear words on it).

But crop tops are most certainly not deemed offensive and Isabelle felt as though she had been discriminated against.

The spokesperson for Australia-based Jetstar apologized to Isabelle and explained that it was a big mistake on the flight attendants' part.

"There was a misunderstanding of what our policy was, and we have reminded our crew of our dress requirements," said the spokesperson, "While we do have basic dress requirements on our flights, for example, shoes, we do not have any policy regarding crop tops.

What do you think about Isabelle's treatment?