A JetBlue passenger says she was asked by a gate agent in Boston to change her shorts before she would be allowed on her flight to Seattle, Mashable reported.
"I felt very disrespected," Maggie McMuffin told KIRO7 in Seattle.
The burlesque performer eventually bought $22 sleep trunks at a store in the Boston airport to cover up and did reach Seattle.
Since the incident, McMuffin has received messages of support on her Twitter account, including one user who posted a picture of herself in shorts and tweeted: "Solidarity, flying like this."
McMuffin, her stage name, told Q13 that she felt the move was a result of body-shaming and that the dress code was entirely subjective. She said she had no problem with the same outfit on a previous flight from New York.
The carrier said in a statement that the crew determined the short shorts could offend families, so crew members "politely asked" if she could change and she complied.
"We support our crew members’ discretion to make these difficult decisions, and we decided to reimburse the customer for the cost of the new shorts and offered a credit for future flight as a good will gesture," JetBlue continued in the statement.
McMuffin said the airline has since apologized to her, CBS in Boston reported Tuesday.
Here's the CBS Boston report: