United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight on Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were inappropriate. That set off waves of anger on social media, with users criticizing what they called an intrusive, sexist policy, but the airline maintained its support for the gate agent’s decision.
The girls, who were about to board a flight to Minneapolis, were turned away at the gate at Denver International Airport, the company said on Sunday. United doubled down on that decision, defending it in a series of tweets on Sunday.
Chrissy Teigen went on a Twitter tear Sunday afternoon “I have flown united before with literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress. Next time I will wear only jeans and a scarf,” she tweeted. Former sports illustrated model was not the only one who reacted to this news, as Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, William Shatner and more A-listers were fighting back against United Airlines' controversy.