Mar 27, 2017|
A tweet about a United Airlines gate agent refusing to allow 3 girls, one 10, to board a flight wearing leggings exploded on social media and is now a mainstream media controversy. The girls were flying on a pass from a United Airlines employee and the dress code for “pass travelers” is stricter than other passengers. Do you consider leggings inappropriate?
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If you're just tuning in and joining our show this afternoon we've been talking about it on the extremes. Represented by this freedom but the freedom caucus of Washington DC. The group of conservative Republicans. That is actually forcing. Donald Trump the president. To. Look to Democrats. To work on the health care plan. Because. He's writing he's writing the conservative Republicans all because he's talking to get their vote so they stand up for conservative ideology and ultimately that may force the president to. Consider making the bill even more moderate because he would have to attract too moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans. Our planet it stick also paralleling that is the group I take him down no. A group that I think is also perhaps scoring two lose some support for its. Its goal of taking down the statues. Because now there's a connection with taking down the statues and then changing the name. A Tulane University. Because of a link to slavery and I got a text here dictator kind of Texas on this whole idea of where where are we stopped. I feel sorry for people who have an able Andy Andy bella homes these days on their days are numbered. Let's show thanks for the did the text. Yeah I mean we are do we stop. And an closely at a good point if we ran out of time and I I wish I would have I I personally get frustrated. When summary does have a chance to express their opinion even if it's different from mine. So sure we get tendered during the coloradans. Leftist so he didn't hold on through the to the new Sprecher is going to finish his comment. But basically he was talking about how. The the doctor give you a prescription and you take the prescription as described. And at some point. If you take it. Two to my chief take it too far more than pessimistic ditched that you've made. And so that's when there are a product this idea and it will we talk about changing something like Tulane University or the name of Toro. I mean if if those are part of the removal of the statues. That I think taken down Noah. Starts to lose some support because if once went to the other. Then just like the freedom caucus there. Are losing their gonna lose. Their cause. Because enough people are not going to be in favor of it again where does that stop and I think the the other text invention. Do we stop naming their kids Robert. May could it go that far me every one of us. Black and white. In some way or probably linked to slave. And I mention this in the first hour that the six degrees of Kevin Bacon was this theory that everybody has some connection with Kevin Bacon. Everybody is either related to somebody or know somebody who knows Kevin Bacon or know somebody who knows Kevin Bacon. And it was called the six degrees of Kevin Bacon. Well what about the six degrees of slave. I mean if you think about it with people the Africans who were involved. In slave trade in cahoots with points. Why Europeans. The thick of all the the African Americans in this country who could be linked to slave pre. Like all of us. And so I mean at some point it has to end. Also before I get back to to that I I wonder bring up this idea of this this tweet on about a United Airlines gate agent. Who refuse to allow two girls on a flight one of them was ten years old. Because they were wearing leggings. This explode or social media over the weekend and I saw this over the weekend I thought you know what we'll talk about this because this is about. A much bigger issue and I guess one of the questions is do you think leggings or inappropriate. Air travel tire. For women. That's a pretty general opinion poll and what what we'll talk about this and especially if you're a if your mother or father. If you have teenage girls and they Wear leggings. Is it inappropriate for them to Wear leggings. On a flight that this is a little more complicated than that because it involves people who are traveling on United Airlines pass award given to all of that here just a moment. But before it's all of that I wanted to share this story with you we're not talking about this today but I want to at least share this news with a Sarah Paulson. Of American horror story. She wants to do. Something about trump she wants a trump election theme. In American horror story. And I thought that was interesting. So here's a Kathy Bates cast member of American horror story here's what she had to say about a possible truck character. Well as long as I'm not. Playing the Donald I mean I know that there's been some rumors about that I think like them Mike. And Cuba Gooding junior had this to say about the possibility I personally think that rises soon everybody around him and again I haven't read. Andy Scripps. I'm not even involved as the yet nobody called me. But I don't know I don't I don't personally and as. A person that keep good. And. I wonder if the connection is American horror story and the corrupt administration I I don't know who knows how other people think. Are so before it back to your calls let's at least introduce this. So a tweet goes out from Sharon Watson and she's kind of an activist type of person. She tweets out that she sees a gate agent for United Airlines in Denver. Being sexist and sexual rising young girls by refusing to allow them to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis. Complicating the controversy the girls were flying on a pass. From the United Airlines employee. And there's a dress code for pass travelers. It is stricter than for those. Passengers who travels so there's no question about passengers being able to travel. It's just about whether or not these girls should have been able to travel wearing leggings because they were on a united past. What really also cause this comment to be centered on on sexual lysine and sexist. Is that a man was allowed to board the flight. Wearing shorts. But demand wasn't a past travel. Just according to information I am. Now a united has a right to their policy regarding those who travel on on passes. And they have a right to have a different policy for those. Then their revenue customers. But should you might have considered the linking to be inappropriate I think that's the bigger discussion here we are our leggings inappropriate. I mean I see. I see young girls in leggings hi I have friends who have young girls that they Wear leggings I don't. OK either tight. You know if it. If you will if you look at a younger on leggings. And you're thinking the wrong thing. That's a U prop. That's not a problem with like X. That's my opinion. If you wanna join us for your comment our numbers 2601878. Every coach 5042601. A semi tech's 878 Seve from Baton Rouge TJ welcome to the show. You don't need to look. I won't talk about. Our air and so. Attention. All. The biggest transport. Planes by the way it was a good ball. Should all. Jewish homes which. Our interview some examples as he walks off model. Borger and our people our. Well no I mean I I I I I trust your information I did not know Ventura I I trust your information so let's say that's true is so we can continue. In fact the Dutch in yeah well rural America. In the flight tries Connell of some or all of the and they're in flight. They're it was all old by Jews from Harlem. OK so no this is considered armed and dentist and then from that point on tell me where your points. Are you won't be consult them. Are we going to fly the flag of that you can be slightly. Or at quantify that in the war and. That's a good oh. Well it's it's it's part of a conversation about where to wears event. I. TJ and I appreciate that information if you're on hold hang on if you would join us for your comment about the statues or about leggings. Our numbers 2601870. Text numbers 87870. I'm scoots in the afternoon collide your witness love being with you every afternoon. And we'll be back. On WL. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon yesterday I went to the year Louisiana crawfish festival down and shell match lot of good music there and the crawfish war. Are amazing voice fun time. Like if you just shooting in we are talking about and we're talking about the the issue of taking down the year confederate air statues. And now the group taken down Nolan is linking that to going so far is taking down a changing the names of Tulane university in Tora Hospira I was born Charles Austin. If exiting changes having does that somehow make my birth. Illegitimate. Anyway were also talking about leggings and a tweet that they're caught fire social media over the weekend. So my tweeted out the United Airlines are a gate agent in in Denver was refusing to allow two girls one of intend. To board a flight because it wearing leggings and they were flying on united past. And those who fly united passes on have a different dress codes and others but you know my sister worked for for help push her once for for many years. And I flew on what was known as a body cast a selfless here I aloft. But nobody knew. Who once I mean nobody knew that I was flying on that debt buddy pass and easily Q you Wear signs saying you know I'm somehow associate with United Airlines. I'm I understand that they have a right to have their policy I guess I'm just curious as to why. Leggings are considered inappropriate. Do you think leggings are appropriate air travel higher for women. That's a pretty general opinion polls 72% say yes. 28% say no give a show opinion by going to WWL dot com. And Kathy we will commute or show good afternoon. That and then. You. Won't. Did you have a comment. Yeah about Billy. Yeah if you want. More I would too. By around. When I went. Out and free ticket at a concert. By going to mean. Gonna appropriately. A lot like. Kathy I understood I understand that but I guess my bigger question is wire leggings consider so inappropriate that an employee with or somebody associated with an employee you've ignited can't fly with leggings. Because some people don't know how to direct. OK when you when you were. Clothes on and you only. Tried it you can see straight through. I haven't seen enough people. Got people wall. People want more money apple. Let me example and it like some of the private school day to come without the proper use an old. That there. You know what you get from them and I know I get. The rural casting I get the rule but my question is why why is it considered inappropriate I mean there there are. You know there are a lot of sloppy early to dress. Because there. All right here. That's just it I don't think there should be a standard that makes leggings inappropriate for anybody associated with United Airlines or or or anybody. Now blow there's are some people who shouldn't be wearing leggings period Basel I there. Not actually do weasel you that he. Didn't understand the point. Can't appreciate it. Playing on new longing to connect mail you want but without adding new. I'm coming up slightly Condit. Well. Next to a guy. Who had only share. My girlfriend. The acting. And Richard. The main. Thing. They buy it explain and I out some people again. Woke. Up like that. Kathy I appreciate the call now Agassi couldn't really reluctant to couldn't let it go from the word was spelled out but it needed to spell it out you. You kind of like saying it she basically was talking about are a reference on this guy's tee shirt. Two. Well it was a reference his girlfriend likes and it was a part of the male anatomy. And since she got sick she spelled it out you know I've read model or two it would like to go but it had don't think you with our opinion. So again the debate I understand that the United Airlines has a right to their rules. As I said I sort of buddy pass many times on a Southwest Airlines. My sister never told me that I had to dress a certain way I guess she just trusted that I would to be presentable. Not to everybody's like so if I dress but I mean you know we all dressed the way we wanna dress because it reflects on and it reflects who we are. But I understand the rule I understand the right to have that rule I guess my question is why is that. Why are leggings. Inappropriate. I Chang here under the WL. I. Quote small calmer about the boat leg shelf. You know are they that should be a little bubble. Applaud their brilliant article about fifteen years in the about a year ago. And third the past eight years that was about my cell. She told me. You know that where certain type closed the certain type that close shoot. And there's no way these people did not mr. That's you know marketing effort is the year ago to do it to anyone you like buddy passes. United should go to church or my mom made it clear to me pervert in years. Chad I appreciate that insight and now as far as I know the girls boarded the plane made they got the flight from Denver to Minneapolis. Because the pay I think they put a dress or skirt on over the over the leggings. You know again I think we're we're we're talking about. What it means to Wear leggings and and I respect those who think it's totally inappropriate but I I think we should ask ourselves a cable why is this. Inappropriate. On a woman can Wear hot pants do you remember when Southwest Airlines first started. And flight attendants wore hot pants and on knee high a patent leather white go go boots. Hand that was awesome. And it excusing. On but I just like yeah I mean it was it was fun at the time it was written reflective of the time but I mean I remembers a kitten some of you remember this as well. Meant we would put on a code taught. To travel and the only had low curtains by the wind isn't everything totally different today with a guy and topless. Sleeved shirt payment. We'll be right back. OK I understand that there's a dress code and I understand the United Airlines has a right to have a dress code. That is stricter for those who travel on. A pass a body cast. Odd than those who putra who travel. But again my question is wire like things considered inappropriate I I I never it never occurred to me the ladies would be inappropriate. Here's a pretty general opinion poll do you think leggings are appropriate air travel tire for women. 64%. Say yes 36% say no when you can finish your opinion. I going to our website WW real dot com. Here is a text that says so while I don't see leggings as inappropriate if they have a specific dress code follow and they decided. Not to Z and the right procedure was followed period. I understand and I mean I I I I get a they have a right to have that dress code. But as I say I'm happy far nobody passed many times I wished never told how to dress I guess there was no possibility that was gonna dress and an inappropriate or appropriate manner. We've also been talking about. The statues and the removal of the statues and a taken down Nolan a group that I I I respect our groups that stand up for what they believe in. When they start linking taking down the statues to changing the name of Tulane University. And Terrell hospital because of links to slavery. I'm wondering. Where does it stop. Because in some way at this point in our lives. Wouldn't just about everybody black and white have some link to slavery. From New Orleans. Is this Wesley your debit WL. Thank you so much and or time I mean Asia. And DeLeon on. Line at the air inappropriate. It does not perfection. And my point is still. In order for me to take it an act. I have to jet affectionately. Cell. He even know when and even though when you travel has ideas on how buddy pass or southwest and nobody knows who you are mean they don't I don't Desi business no sign there's no. The ads that you Wear signature flying out on on the body tests. No there isn't and let it yet the air power C in the war. Become. I'm not sure it's well when you're on but he. You know you may think you see as true as sole. I think it had something to do with image to. Writers I understand that but then this spring to back to my question why. Our leggings considered. Inappropriately why why have that rule and and asked as well we're talking about a ten year old girl. You know what it. Still and it's going to be scoot scoop Harry. Remember. Back in midday brilliant album that actually came out won't. It's so we can't pay. In that bag eco gear to really appreciated that. Two and expand a little girl because. Limited tactic. And daughters who we indeed. Lay in any peel didn't you know you can't trust society the day he couldn't check patent. That European amateur about the whole society and talk about the head of alternate. You know we have to be careful about that little group and how to them in terms that leg in Milo dot I had time. Put her in her day in out here and partly because. Clinton I know some of the alum I know people have grandkids I mean. First of all I don't know how you adjust to society to stop had a file from thinking what he wants to think. Which. You can't but you can do year round diligent in terms. You know area paddy. I agree I I guess are you and I are gonna disagree on whether or not ladies are an appropriate but that's OK I mean I I respect your opinion and you reflect the opinion of all lawful lot of people. You know and a lot in town street it I have it again and build that my. My appearance is. More so true back in it and get my senior year or so will come. Scattered action either my. I'm glad you're currently making about Matt count them out. I'm not gonna. Well I'm blessed I understand that you know I'm I'm I'm part of a generation that terror group with the the mini skirt wasn't short enough what we had to invent the micromanage the war and then hot pants and it's like you know these hot pants. They always seem too small because now not every part of my body actually that isn't high you know there was some coming out. And so you know I I just I think we are you know we did we ultimately need to be responsible for on you know how we how we look at things and and a lot of people who have grandkids. Not a lot of people know a few people agree Cason. You know they Wear leggings and I'd like I think it's on Atlantic it's adorable but we'll disagree on this I'm glad you're listening and I appreciate it time to call. Aren't receiver great afternoon if hero and all hang on astute in the afternoon. Right back with more. Under review well yes this is a sung by the Village People titled gold west one of their less popular big here as she was all about young men going west in finding a city of Sampras Cisco. It was on this day marks the 27 2006 that former Village. People policeman Victor Willis was arrested in San Francisco. By the real police after he disappeared from a drug and gun trial. Ellis was facing charges on possession of cocaine in July. 2005 so is that interest in the guy was just wearing the uniform. He was an acting like a policeman. He wasn't really a police that I'm still curious as to why the Village People never had a plumber. From Metairie GA a year on WW well. There are you good yeah yeah I got back with you all right could be these shirt on patent that. I appreciate that that was a long time ago but you know we're we're still here are. Yes. Yeah I think I'm compound that he's gonna get brought up and that he would mean it would be like oh well. That'd be what the market big raw raw the neat but it for better than I mean. It is used as well you display them by. I get my worries that it would you could talk. Well we have we go here I would panic or over the weekend. On Saturday night. And by accident where I'm just wondering out there Jack who go to bat very product rhetoric that. I sort I just got I just to had a technical glitch here in the studio RJ RC you're. Yeah I wouldn't want like but back. Important word. You know and. Yeah I just you know I don't. I don't think. This statue of Andrew Jackson is gonna change. Because it's such an integral part of Jackson square that is the the pinnacle of Jackson square. And if you think about what the patients due to Andrew Jackson statue now maybe there's poetic justice and all that. Up from Saint Bernard Steve here on every WL. And answers. To our. Sort of comment further on radio or undermine him and oh yeah. Years ago a lot of probably cruise industry into law was changed because they've been names were. I don't know. They had people people let all slaves or open an agent major industry and do in the city a little bit different being. And black activist. And going to be satisfied. It basically and so like Ray Nagin said the former mayor. He wanted to become a chocolate city and it won't be satisfied. Until it become the chocolate city. And they expression you're given an edge music. Applies here it's pretty much like that. Rusty I appreciate the call and I'm not not a fan of using via pronoun day. Because not everybody ago agrees with. What everybody else agrees with her what you think everybody also agrees with a mean look I understand. I understand. That I don't understand. Who think the fact that these statues to a lot of people are offensive. Mean that this is part of the the honest conversation about. About race relations in about a lot of things that we really are are not capable of having. Admitting that you don't truly understand the other side. And I said earlier that you know I'm offended when I'm linked just because I'm white when I'm linked to slavery. I didn't have anything to do with fat. And I would've been in knowing who like him. I would have been one of those back then who would have been against it I would've been part of the underground railroad helping the slaves escape. So you know. We need to realize that everybody can't be lumped into. Any one group and and there are activists. On both sides. Who get attention. They get on TV. They get attention for their claws. By having an extreme view. But will we get to the point where. Well when will we get to the point where. We're stark in turn to talk about changing the name of Tulane University because of a possible link to slavery thing and at that point it's just it loses all credibility. All right the warped tour coming to New Orleans this summer be at the shrine on airline the home of the baby cakes. And all American authors of the one of the bands reforming. I will be there and I guarantee I'll be the oldest guy out there. But I'll lava. I'm scope and we'll be back on WWL. I want to close the show by saying that too did my opinion that leggings or not inappropriate for airline travel agent for the younger girls. Is based on my reaction to seeing them in public. When I see them I see that as part of a fashion statement I think it's I think it's cute. And I don't see that is sexual rising young girls. I don't know what you think but that's the way I think. I do however objectives of mothers who'd trust her daughter's up in a tire and heavy make up. And make him look and act like sex obviously part of me is these little junior miss. Pageants to me that is socializing women. Sports talk is coming up next with Deuce McAllister and utility and Avila to talk about. What I think Diane Neumann RWW a program director time Manassas our assistant program director and your producer. And John wick a studio producer had a great afternoon we will have a lot to talk about tomorrow afternoon. We starts at 1 o'clock have a great afternoon. Bloody New Orleans.