Shilpa Shetty is not new to racism. She had faced the same long back in Celebrity Big Brother 5 and went on to win the show. Since then, she has been a staunch believer of equality of all races and has she has proved it once again today. When an airline staff tried to bully her, she has given it back to them, and mind you, has slayed it.
It so happened that Shilpa was flying from Sydney to Melbourne, and at the baggage counter she was faced with a certain person, who thought it was cool enough to push over 'brown' people. Shilpa didn't take the bullying lying down, and in a long post slammed the airline.
Shilpa wrote, "Subject: #Quantas airways @qantas This should get your attention! Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne and at the check in counter met a grumpy #Mel ( that’s her name)who decided it was “OK” to speak curtly to “US” ( Brown people!!) travelling together ,I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance)and she insisted and decided my half empty Duffel bag was oversized( to check in!!) So she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with “Oversized luggage” ..there a Polite lady(yes this one was) said ..”this ISN’T an oversized bag, pls check this in manually if u can at another counter” ( all this happening while the counter is going to shut in 5 mins) As the manual check in wasn’t going thru for 5 mins( we tried) I went upto #Mel and requested her to put the bag thru as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag.. She refused again.. Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience .. We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that #Rude #Mel had issues !!!.... to which another colleague joined in an reiterated my duffle wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in. The point is .. This piece is only for #quantas airlines to know and take cognisance .. that their staff must be taught to be helpful and TONE can’t change with preference to #COLOUR .”WE” are NOT #pushovers and they MUST know that being #callous and #Rude will NOT BE TOLERATED. Ps: Please tell me if that bag in the picture is oversized??!! @australia @visitmelbourne @travel #truthmustbetold #bemused #uncalledfor #standup #equality #whatswrongisnotright #instapic #travelwoes #shocking #nightmare (sic)."
Well, Shilpa you nailed it to the point. The airline hasn't yet reverted on Shilpa's charges. Let's wait and watch what they have to say about it.
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