An obese passenger has accused United Airlines of discrimination, claiming the aisles are too narrow for her.
Obese Passenger: United Airlines Should Make Wider Aisles – It Is Guilty Of Discrimination Against “Plus-Sized” People
A “plus size model” who posts under “Big Curvy Olivia” on Tik Tok has accused United Airlines of discriminating against her and other passengers of size after she struggled to wedge herself through the Polaris Business Class cabin on a recent flight.
She faulted United for discrimination, lamenting that it should build wider aisles on its aircraft.
Admittedly, I’m covering this somewhat out of amusement: it is not my aim to fat-shame this woman and I do question whether she is even serious. First, she has a backpack on. Maybe you try removing that before wedging yourself through a tight space? She looks like one of those rude people whose backpack hits those around her when walking down an aisle because they are too self-centered or oblivious to remove it. Second, maybe use this moment as a wake-up call to take control of your body?
If I was running for Congress, my pet peeve issue would be preventative health. The obesity around us amazes me (and the reason for that, ranging not just from a lack of self-discipline, but due to food insecurity and food deserts and the prohibitive cost of preventive healthcare, cries out for a far greater emphasis in terms of public policy).
Every time I cover a story like this, I think of the analysis below by Bill Maher. With malice toward none and charity toward all, I admonish us all to take care of the only body we have. The best way we can do so is by eating right, exercising, and sleeping. And let us not embrace the confusion of calling such efforts hateful—
He’s spot on. Every member of the human family should be afforded dignity and respect, but this idea that it is cool or fashionable to be obese is a destructive and perverted form of wokery run amok.
Ok, I’m stepping off the soap box.
As for Olivia, recognition of the problem is the first step toward recovery. People are not laughing with you, but at you. In all sincerity, don’t wait any longer. I wish you all the best.
I’ve covered this issue before in different contexts:
- Plus-Size Brazilian Model Claims Qatar Airways Told Her She Was “Too Big For Coach” But Airline Says She Was “Extremely Rude And Aggressive”
- Passenger Of Size Demands Larger Seats On Taxpayer’s Dime
(image: @BigCurvyOlivia / TikTok // H/T: PYOK)