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A South Korean DJ has said she was kicked off an American Airlines flight and stood “half-naked” in front of other people because her pants were “offensive”.


DJ Soda said she was kicked off a flight because her sweatpants were deemed “inappropriate” and “offensive”.Instagram/deejaysoda

  • A South Korean DJ and influencer has said she was kicked off a flight because her pants were “offensive”.

  • DJ Soda said she stood “half-naked” in front of others after being “harassed” to take her pants off.

  • The 36-year-old, who has 4.3 million Instagram followers, said she would boycott American Airlines.

A popular South Korean DJ has claimed she was kicked off an American Airlines flight and ‘harassed’ to take off her sweatpants in public because they were deemed ‘inappropriate’ and ‘offensive’ .

DJ Soda, real name Hwang So-hee, took to Instagram and Twitter to detail how she was “harassed and humiliated” on Monday after boarding an American Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles.

“I was forced off the plane and harassed to remove my pants in front of the flight crews at the gate,” the 36-year-old wrote. Hwang added that she “never had a problem” wearing the pants on her current North American music tour.

During the incident, Hwang wore black sweatpants with the words “FUCK”, “FUCK YOU” and “FUCKIN” printed all over them, which she claimed were sponsored by clothing brand Ripndip.

“They had no problem with me wearing it at check-in or when I sat in my seat,” continued the influencer, who has 4.3 million Instagram followers and 126,000. on Twitter.

Hwang said her problems only started after she had already boarded the plane.

“A member of staff suddenly approached me to pack my things and leave the plane without any explanation. As I was being escorted off the plane, they claimed that my sweatpants were ‘inappropriate’ and ‘offensive’, telling me I had to catch the next flight,” she said.

However, Hwang “begged to stay” on the flight because she had to get to Los Angeles in time for an important meeting.

“I even offered to change but the request was refused,” she said, adding that “what happened next was horrible.”

“I ended up taking my pants off in front of the whole crew and standing half naked as they still refused to take me on the flight. They even commented sarcastically that I could have taken my pants off sooner” , Hwang wrote.

“When they finally let me in, I turned my pants on inside out and finally sat down after an hour late causing inconvenience to the flight members on board. I was mortified and shaking with fear for the next six hours on my flight back to LA.”

Hwang, who is a well-known DJ in South Korea and a frequent headliner at Asian music festivals, concluded her post by saying she would boycott the airline. “I hope this NEVER happens to anyone again,” she wrote.

American Airlines did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

The incident wasn’t the first time celebrities have had trouble flying because of their clothes.

In 2019, reality TV personality Aubrey O’Day said a male American Airlines flight attendant made him take his shirt off in front of other passengers because he found it offensive.

Earlier this year, influencer and model Olivia Culpo was about to board an American Airlines flight to Cabo when she was told to “cover up” her outfit – which included a cardigan, a sports bra and biker shorts – or she wouldn’t be allowed to fly, per person.

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