Turkish bodybuilder BANNED from boarding flight by American Airlines staff who said her outfit would ‘disturb families’
- Deniz Saypinar, 26, was stopped while trying to board her flight to Miami from Texas on Thursday
- American Airlines staff allegedly said her outfit would ‘disturb other families’ and banned her from the flight
- She got stuck in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and took to social media to share her ordeal
- Saypinar is the first woman in Turkey to receive IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders) status
A Turkish bodybuilder and fitness model living in the US has been stopped from boarding a plane in Texas because airport authorities found her fashion style too offensive.
Stunning influencer Deniz Saypinar, 26, who moved to the US to avoid the conservative surroundings in her homeland, claimed she was banned from boarding her flight to Miami because the authorities found her outfit inappropriate.
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.
Deniz had recently moved to the city of Los Angeles in the US state of California to advance her bodybuilder career and ‘experience freedom’.
She got stuck in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and took to social media to share her ordeal after American Airlines staff allegedly banned her from the flight
Saypinar is a famous fitness model, entrepreneur and social media personality from Turkey, who had recently moved to the city of Los Angeles to advance her bodybuilder career and ‘experience freedom’
However, the 26-year-old bodybuilder got stuck at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the US state of Texas after American Airlines flight attendants found her fashion sense unfitting.
Outraged, Saypinar took to social media to share her ordeal with her one million Instagram followers and said: ‘You will never believe what happened to me at Texas Airport.’
In a teary Instagram story, Saypinar criticised the staff and claimed they called her ‘naked’ while displaying the outfit that caused staff to choose not to allow her onto the flight.
The fitness model explained how she was told by flight attendants that her style ‘disturbed other families’ at the airport.
Deniz tried to defend herself by telling her followers: ‘I am not naked.’
She later shared an Instagram post explaining her side and tagged American Airlines on Thursday.
The woman wrote: ‘I am an athlete, and now I have to wait here until the morning.
Saypinar shared snaps of her outfit on social media and received many messages of support
‘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 civilised 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,’ she added.
‘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,’ Saypinar said.
To prove her case, she posted photos on social media to show her fans the ‘saucy’ outfit which included a brown top, denim shorts and trainers, as well as a white blouse tied around her waist.
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.’
Another added: ‘Teach society to respect women, rather than telling women what to wear or what to do.’
Saypinar, who has been working as a personal trainer for seven years, was the first non-US citizen to win the US National Bikini Fitness Competition in 2021.
She is the first woman in Turkey to ever receive IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders) status, and was the first non-US citizen to win the US National Bikini Fitness Competition in 2021