Airline apologizes to cancer survivors twice wearing ‘f — k cancer’ sweatshirt
American Airlines issued an apology to a woman who was asked to cover a sweatshirt stating that “f — k cancer.”
The airline apologized to Rosaline Singleton, a two-time cancer survivor from North Carolina, who says she was told earlier this week before her flight in Charlotte that the item of clothing caused American “inappropriate language” Violated the policy.
“Our team has reached out to learn more about Ms. Singleton’s experience, apologize to us and reaffirm our support for her efforts to fight cancer,” the airline said in a statement to Granthshala News.
Singleton’s battle with cancer was revealed “The Ellen Show” Last year, in a segment in which her husband serenaded her before she underwent brain cancer surgery. Singleton spoke to the talk show that Ellen Degeners spoke about her symptoms of how her diagnosis and recovery process went.
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Singleton defended herself after being asked to look at the airline’s company policy, and said she felt humiliated because an airline employee at Los Angeles International Airport allegedly pointed at her when she took off before the flight Waiting in line at the airport, according to WSOC-TV Singleton said he contacted a second time about the incident after an employee asked him to cover the sweatshirt.
“I don’t love cancer,” she told WSOC-TV. “I don’t respect it, and my sweatshirt has given my exact feelings something that has tried to kill me twice.”
Singleton elaborated on the incident on social media.
“Wow… @americanair I publicly apologize to you for being so tough on cancer. I hope other cancer survivors and fighters don’t go through it !! Never …. I think I was never seen in writing @americanair #sorryihadcancer #Ambadamericanaville , “Singleton captioned himself in sweatshirt after incident at Los Angeles International Airport On Instagram.
Singleton’s Instagram page was filled with words of support from fellow survivors.
“This is the motto of every cancer survivor and for those who have lost someone to cancer!” One user wrote.
The airline said its policies “ban clothing that displays objectionable statements and inappropriate language from wearing them on board”, however, adding that during the incident “extensive references to the message displayed on the customer’s shirt to our team” Should be kept in mind when he is explaining our policies. “