Photo of the Day: Scantily Clad Cross-Dresser Allowed to Fly
Last week, 20-year-old Deshon Marman, a football player from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, was arrested at San Francisco International Airport for refusing to pull his pants up. He was sagging his pants down around his thighs and US Airways staff told him he couldn't fly like that. Police ended up getting involved and Deshon was ultimately arrested for trespassing. At the time, a lot of people applauded their decision, me being one of them. Now, I’m not so sure what to make of it. Here's why:
A US Airways spokesperson admitted yesterday that just six days before the sagging pants incident, the man in above photo was allowed to fly on the same airline. The spokesperson said that although some passengers complained, employees did the right thing by not asking the man to cover up. "We don't have a dress code policy," said Valerie Wunder. "Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that's not appropriate. So if they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly."
So why was this guy allowed to fly in just women's underwear, while Deshon was kicked off the flight because his pants were sagging and showing his underwear?