A Turkish bodybuilder and model living in the United States has been banned from boarding a plane in Texas, allegedly because airline employees thought she was wearing too scanty clothes.
Denise Saipinar, 26, who moved to the US to avoid the conservative environment in her home country, claimed she was denied boarding her flight to Miami because authorities found the outfit inappropriate.
Saypinar is a famous fitness model, entrepreneur and social media personality who became the first woman in Turkey to obtain IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders) status.
Denise recently moved to Los Angeles, California, USA to further her career as a bodybuilder and “experience freedom”.
She was stuck at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and took to social media to share her ordeal after American Airlines staff reportedly kicked her off the flight.
Saypinar is a famous fitness model, entrepreneur, and social media personality from Turkey, who recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a bodybuilder and “experience freedom”.
However, the 26-year-old bodybuilder got stuck at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the US state of Texas after American Airlines flight attendants found her fashion sense out of date.
Furious, Saipinar took to social media to share her plight with her 1 million followers on Instagram, saying:
“You’ll never believe what happened to me at the Texas airport.”
In a tearful Instagram story, Saipinar criticized her staff, claiming they called her “naked” while showing off an outfit that made staff choose not to let her ride.
The fitness model explained how the flight attendants told her her style “disturbed other families” at the airport.
Denise tried to defend herself by telling her followers: “I’m not naked.”
She later posted an Instagram post explaining her side and tagged American Airlines on Thursday.
The woman wrote: ‘I am an athlete, and now I have to wait here until morning.
“I like to wear feminine clothes that reveal my femininity, but I never dress in a way that offends anyone. I’m mature and civilized enough to know what I can and can’t wear.
“I don’t deserve to be treated like the worst person in the world for wearing shorts,” she added.
What separates us from animals is when humans can’t control even their most primitive impulses.
I feel insulted. They wouldn’t let me on the plane because I wore these shorts in the States.”
To prove her point, she posted pictures on social media to show her fans the “hot” outfit that consisted of a brown blouse, jeans and sneakers, as well as a white blouse tied around her waist.
One follower supported her, noting: “It’s 2021, and there’s still a dress code you have to follow to get on the plane, of course only if you’re a woman. That’s ridiculous.”
Another added: “Teach society to respect women instead of telling them what to wear or what to do.
Cypinar, who has been a personal trainer for seven years, was the first non-US resident to win the US National Bikini Fitness Competition in 2021.
She is the first woman in Turkey to achieve International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) status and was the first non-US citizen to win the US National Bikini Fitness Competition in 2021.
Bronn: Daily Mail