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Flight to LAX Delayed Over South Korean DJ’s ‘F*ck You’ Pants, Forcing Her to Take Them Off Before Boarding

10:55 AM PDT on May 6, 2022

    photo: via DJ Soda/Twitter

    As easily offended as everybody is these days, it's hard to imagine even the most puritan among us demanding their flight be delayed over the half-hidden appendages of a person wearing cuss words all over their pants.

    But alas, Hwang So-hee, a South Korean performer who goes by the name "DJ Soda," claims an American Airlines flight crew was so offended by the print on her pair of pants, they demanded she get off of a flight from JFK to LAX, lest the garment be allowed to gain a cruising altitude of 33,000 feet.

    Soda made the claims on her social media, saying she was approached by an airline employee as she sat in business class and told to get her luggage off the plane due to her "inappropriate" pants, which appear to repeat "Fuck You You Fuckin' Fuck" all along their lengths.

    According to Soda, "He said my pants were nasty in front of everyone and said I had to get on another plane. I had to take my pants off in front of the entrance."

    The DJ reports that she went to the front of the plane and turned her pants, which were made by the L.A.-based company RipNDip, inside-out in front of the whole crew, despite having broken fingers that made the act difficult as well as her own embarrassment.

    Still, the flight crew was SO offended that they tried to make her change flights. Perhaps they reasonably feared the objectionable trousers still retained their power, just waiting to flip themselves around and eat everyone's faces.

    "I was mortified and trembling in fear for the next 6 hours on my flight back to L.A.," wrote Soda, emphasizing that she didn't get asked about the pants during check-in or upon boarding.

    It took an extended conversation with help from her manager, including with one of the pilots, to get the clearance to stay on her original flight, which got her to L.A. in time for an appointment that day. Whether or not the other dozens to hundreds of people made it on time, despite the delays over the powerful pants, is still in question.

    All of which leads us to ask... really? No. More like, fucking really?

    With the amount of legroom offered by most of these airlines, was anyone going to be forced to even look at the message? Is this a legitimate thing to delay a five-hour flight over? Should we be scolding adults over their clothing choices like they're kids in t-shirts bearing pentagrams and AK-47s on them at their junior high schools? Can airlines stop sucking?

    Soda herself says she's traveled around our country, even the very world, wearing this particular brand of traveling pants and never faced such scrutiny or corporate disapproval.

    The incident caused her to write in a post, "It was unbelievable that such a thing would have happened in the United States, a country that respects individual freedom."

    Oh Soda... if you only knew the half of it.

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