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Florida Passenger Forced to Change ‘Hail Satan’ Shirt on American Airlines flight.

Florida Passenger Forced to Change ‘Hail Satan’ Shirt on American Airlines flight.


Florida Passenger Forced to Change ‘Hail Satan’ Shirt on American Airlines flight.via  nypost.com

Goyal was seated with her husband on the flight  When an American Airlines crew member asked her to get her things and follow him to the front of the plane during her October 30 from Miami to Las Vegas, cause she wore a shirt that read "Hail Satan" ,and  the text “Est. 666” and an upside-down cross.

Goyal, a 49-year-old from Key West, says members of the flight crew asked her to change her shirt or get off the flight all cause the one she was wearing said "Hail Satan". The flight was delayed until she swapped into an additional shirt her husband was wearing.

“The gentleman asked me if I understood what ‘offensive’ meant,” Goyal told The Post. “I said, ‘I’m a foreign-born minority woman. I know what my T-shirt means and my T-shirt is not offensive.’”

"It’s an ironic shirt," Goyal told BuzzFeed News. "People usually laugh at it, or they give me a thumbs up because they understand the meaning behind it."
"At first (the flight attendants) asked me to gather my things and come to the front of the plane, at which point I thought ‘Oh great, we’re being upgraded,' " Goyal told USA TODAY. "After a little bit of back and forth, my husband realized that the (flight attendant) was serious about us getting up from the flight. We quickly realized that there was a problem."
"He said, ‘Our crew has found your shirt to be offensive,’" said Goyal. "We initially just thought it was a joke. But he repeated the directive, and there was another female crew member who was behind him with her arms crossed looking very angry."

Goyal said she is both an atheist and a member of the Satanic Temple — and bought the shirt to support the non-theistic church.

The incident came to light publicly when Goyal tweeted a photo of herself in the shirt on her private Twitter account, writing, "On Oct 30th, when flying @americanair from Miami to Las Vegas, I was asked to deplane or change my shirt. The crew humiliated me in public." She used the hashtags #ACLU, #NotSoFriendlySkies, #Discrimination and #ReligiousFreedom.

The airline responded to her tweet, writing that "discrimination has no place at American Airlines" and asking for more information.

“We apologize to Ms. Goyal for her experience, and we are reaching out to her to understand what occurred,” an American Airlines spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

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