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Bloomberg Backed Activist-for-Hire Is Source of United Airlines “Leggings” Controversy

Apparently, no one is paying attention to the hysteria peddled by Shannon Watts and her anti-2nd Amendment cronies at Moms Demand and Everytown these days. So now she’s inventing new controversies on a strange topic: airline dress codes!

Sunday night, Watts decided that a situation being handled by a United Airlines gate agent needed her input:

It turns out the gate agent had informed a family that United requests individuals flying as “pass riders” adhere to a company dress code. The pass rider program is a benefit of free of heavily discounted air travel extended to employees and their relatives.

But, never one to miss an opportunity to stir the pot, Watts ran with her first reaction: sexism!

The Daily Wire has a great summary of what really happened and included this interesting tidbit:

There was ‘no discussion’ concerning the incident between the gate agent and Watts.

The “controversy” appears to be another case of standard operating procedure from the Watts bag of tricks. Remember, Moms Demand, which is part of anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s advocacy organization Everytown, is notorious for waging misleading pressure campaigns to bully companies into adopting their anti-2nd Amendment policies. Starbucks, Target, Panera, Sonic, Chili’s, Chipotle, Jack-in-the-Box, and Facebook have all folded in the past.

We should also note that Watts isn’t the simple “suburban mom turned activist” as she likes to portray herself. Before getting Bloomberg’s backing, she had a 20 year plus career using the surname Troughton as a high-powered PR professional for corporate giants like General Electric, Monsanto, and WellPoint.

Of course, some companies like Kroger have found that pushing back with common sense is the best way to deal with Watts. Kroger told stated, “Our long-standing policy on this issue is to follow state and local laws and to ask customers to be respectful of others while shopping.” It appears United Airlines isn’t wasting time dealing with nonsense from Watts either.

Want to make sure that companies understand dealing with Shannon Watts and the Moms Demand crowd is bad for business? Visit our United Airlines scorepage or click on the companies linked above to email these corporations directly and tell them stay away from these faux-controversy creators.

  • Sean

    This is a despicable attack on the rights of a business to set dress code policies that apply to company representatives. There must be consequences for her malicious libel. Please sign the petition for United Airlines to bring a libel suit against Shannon Watts, for her egregious violation of U.S. Civil Tort law. https://goo.gl/db1qcs

  • kadepro

    Shannon Watts is a hack. She even blocked little old me on twitter. She has no spine and full propaganda.

  • Ann A. Jones

    I think that the company’s policy needs some tweaking. There need to be some allowances for children. I believe that they have a right to set a reasonable dress code, just not so sure this is reasonable. However, having some sort of hack get involved was the worst part of this.

    • TheKnowerseeker

      So it’s not OK for adult women to show off skin-tight curves, but it’s fine for children?

    • Nancy T

      Actually you twit, all airlines have these same rules for pass riders.

      • Ann A. Jones

        Typical response of someone with no ability to argue a case. Just slap out a personal attack and feel smug. This is as close as I come to continuing a conversation with someone who seems unable to carrying on civil discourse.

  • I am so sick of leggings and the constant thrusting of vulvas and labia in our faces. A line has been crossed and it’s time these disgusting stinky things are pushed back under skirts. Long skirts.

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