Musician Jessie James Decker took to social media to criticize United Airlines after her pregnant sister Sydney allegedly had a “humiliating” experience on board one of their flights.
According to Decker, her sister was traveling alone with her two young children and was forced to clean up spilled popcorn from the cabin floor. Sydney was reportedly handed a trash bag and a wet wipe by a flight attendant and was told the request to clean the plane came from the captain.
Decker wrote on Instagram, “My poor sister is on her hands and knees, crying in the aisle completely humiliated and exhausted with her children while everyone else watched. Way to go United.”
Sydney’s husband, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass, also took to Twitter to share his disappointment with the airline’s handling of the situation. The couple received support from social media users, with many questioning why a pregnant woman was forced to clean up the mess made by her young children.
United Airlines has since reached out to the family regarding the incident. Both Decker and Bass shared updates on social media, confirming that the airline had contacted them and that they were taking care of the matter internally.
While the details of the incident remain unclear, Decker’s post has sparked a conversation about the treatment of passengers on flights. Many social media users have expressed their support for Sydney and have called for airlines to do better when it comes to accommodating families and pregnant women.