American Airlines apologized after two cancer survivors were told they couldn’t board a plane from Los Angeles to Charlotte because of the vulgar language in the yellow Parker’s anti-cancer message.
“Why did an American Airlines guy say he didn’t wear a sweatshirt that he couldn’t fly,” Charlotte’s Roslyn Singleton said in an Instagram video.
The word “(curse) cancer” was spelled out in Parker. “Millions of people have said it before and nothing is illegal about the statement,” said her lawyer, James Walker Jr. of Atlanta.
Walker called what happened to the singleton “infringement of her constitutional rights.”
The Singleton is an eight-year Navy veteran who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, Walker said. statement..
American Airlines said in a statement to the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday that the policy “prohibits the wearing of clothing that displays offensive or inappropriate language on board.”
However, according to an AA statement, an employee encountered by Singleton at LA Airport “should have taken into account the broader context of the message displayed on the customer’s shirt when explaining our policy.”
“Our team has reached out to learn more about Mr. Singleton’s experience, apologize, and reaffirm our support for efforts to combat cancer,” said AA officials.
“Very rude and embarrassing”
On Instagram, Roslyn Singleton said he wore a jacket over the hoodie “because I didn’t want to have problems.” Still, when she and her husband were about to board the plane, another AA employee came to her and “noticed a problem,” Singleton said. “I was wearing my jacket, so I didn’t know what was going on.”
In a follow-up clip created after arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on the first leg of the flight, Singleton said the airline “did me very rude and embarrassing in LA.”
She also wrote on Instagram: I hope no other Gun Survivor or Fighter will experience this! Never again …. “
Singleton and her husband Ray received national attention when she was serenade in The Ellen DeGeneres in February 2020.
The segment titled “Ellen meets cancer fighting an uplifting husband and his inspiring wife” has been played nearly 2.2 million times on YouTube.