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“The View” Debates: United Airlines Bans Leggings (VIDEO)

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The View U nited Leggings Video

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The View United Leggings Video

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“The View” co-hosts on Monday debated United Airlines banning leggings on certain passengers. Check out the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Sunday United banned two girls wearing leggings from getting on a flight unless they changed or put something on over the pants. The airline was accused of being selectively discriminatory, while United maintained it was enforcing its dress code procedure for passengers using so-called “buddy passes.” Those are essentially free tickets for friends and family of airline employees, and as such, those using them are considered representative of the airline and must adhere to certain clothing standards.

The situation sparked much debate on social media, and now on the ABC talk show. “Little overreacting?” Whoopi Goldberg asked. “I think so. I was in a bunch over this,” responded Sunny Hostin.

She went on to say, “If you look at the list they found unacceptable… they’re all female-centric [clothing items]. And I think that is sort of body-shamming. What are they, the clothing police, United? I found it very offensive. It was even on both sides [with men], fine.”

Sara Haines said, “Anything that’s stretchy, that’s what’s comfy to fly. When you think about getting on a flight, I don’t want to wear denim. I don’t want to wear a dress.” Goldberg pointed out that, oddly, jeggings isn’t part of the banned list, despite essentially being leggings, too.

“Perhaps United can say we’re going to update our thing of what people can wear,” the moderator said, adding, “I think your idea of what people are comfortable flying in might be behind the time.” She pointed out that she was wearing leggings on the show right now, and would not be “embarrassed” to board a flight that way.

If there isn’t a “uniform” policy, Goldberg suggested, “find the middle ground.” Watch below.

 


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