In yet another case of dress policing, a Turkish bodybuilder and fitness model was denied entry on a plane in Texas, allegedly because airline workers believed her clothing was too revealing and would ‘disturb families.' Last Thursday, Deniz Saypinar was denied boarding because American Airlines employees deemed her denim shorts to be "too short" and a small brown tank top to be skimpy.

American Airlines’ rules state: “Dress appropriately; bare feet or offensive clothing aren't allowed.” 

The 26-year-old posted about her ordeal on Instagram, stating she was told she was "naked" and that her outfit "disturbed other families" at the airport.

She criticised the airline employees while presenting the clothing that forced them to refuse her boarding. She insisted to her supporters, "I am not naked.”

Saypinar later posted another message on Instagram and tagged American Airlines saying: "I am an athlete, and now I have to wait here until the morning. I like to wear feminine clothes that reveal my femininity, but I never dress in a way that will offend anyone. I’m mature and civilized enough to know what I can and cannot wear. I don’t deserve to be treated like the worst person in the world for wearing denim shorts. What separates us from animals if 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 United States.”

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A follower supported her and commented: ‘It is 2021, and there is still a dress code you have to follow to board a plane, of course, only if you are a woman. This is ridiculous.’

Notably, Saypinar is a famous fitness model, entrepreneur and social media personality who was the first woman in Turkey to ever receive an IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders) status.

Here are some of her pictures:

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