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TikToker says she was “slut-shamed” and “threatened” by flight attendant over her outfit

A TikToker has claimed she was “slut-shamed” by an Alaska Airlines flight attendant for wearing a crop top.

Last week, Sierra Steadman posted a series of videos and comments detailing her ordeal beginning with a video of her crying in the plane cabin.

“When the flight attendant [slut] shames you in front of the whole plane and threatens to kick you off you for what [you’re] wearing,” said the accompanying text on the video, which has since been viewed more than two million times.

“I’ve never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!!!!!!!”

@sierrasteadmanive never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!!!!!!! ##fyp♬ yeastie girlz x tv girl – 🧝🏾‍♀️🌱

Steadman commented on the video claiming a flight attendant was “screaming” at her and “grabbed” her arm.

She told her followers, who fall of just under 40,000, she was stopped by the cabin crew member as soon as she got on the flight and was asked to zip up her hoodie, which Steadman claims she did.

The flight attendant allegedly continued to harass Steadman, pulling her by the arm and yelling at her “in front of everybody”.

“That is where the problem is,” she said.

“I had no problem with her asking me to zip up my jacket.”

Prompted by comments on her video, she posted a follow up showing what she was wearing when she boarded the flight; white shorts, a black crop top and a grey hoodie.

Image source: TikTok/@sierrasteadman

Steadman also reportedly posted a screenshot of an email Alaska Airlines sent in response to a complaint made by her mother.

The post has since been made private, but the New York Post reported that the airline said it “strives to provide exceptional service to our customers”.

“From what you have shared, it is apparent that we have failed,” the airline said.

“You and your daughter should expect nothing less than to be treated with the utmost respect, compassion and care.

“It is truly disappointing to hear that you both did not feel that way during boarding and during interactions with our flight attendant.”

In a statement to Travel Weekly, Alaska Airlines said: “We are in contact with Sierra and her family and are committed to finding out what happened and taking all appropriate action.

“It’s our goal to provide caring service to all of our guests and ensure everyone feels welcome when travelling with us. When we don’t live up to that goal, we do we everything we can to make it right.”


Featured image source: TikTok/@sierrasteadman



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