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Shilpa Shetty Alleges 'Racist' Behaviour In Australia

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| September 24 , 2018 , 13:42 IST

Famous Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty alleged on Sunday that she faced unexpected experience of racism for being "brown" at the Sydney airport over her cabin luggage. She said people's tone must not change with preference to colour.

While some of people were in support of her voicing her opinion against the airline staff, and many trolled her for expecting 'celebrity privilege' outside India.

Shilpa wrote a post on her Instagram account, "This should get your attention! Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne and at the check-in counter met a grumpy #Mel ( that's her name)who decided it was "OK" to speak curtly to "The US" ( Brown people!!) travelling together, I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance)and she insisted and decided my half-empty Duffel bag was oversized( to check in!!)."

She added, "So she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with "Oversized luggage" ..there a Polite lady(yes this one was) said .."this ISN'T an oversized bag, pls check this in manually if u can at another counter" ( all this happening while the counter is going to shut in 5 mins."

"As the manual check-in wasn't going thru for 5 mins( we tried) I went up to #Mel and requested her to put the bag thru as her colleague said it wasn't an oversized bag. She refused again.. Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconveniences. We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that #Rude #Mel had issues !!!.... to which another colleague joined in an reiterated my duffle wasn't oversized and could've easily been checked in."

"The point is .. This piece is only for #quantas airlines to know and take cognisance .. that their staff must be taught to be helpful and TONE can't change with preference to #COLOUR ."We" are NOT #pushovers and they MUST know that being #callous and #Rude will NOT BE TOLERATED."

 
 
 
 
 
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Subject: #Qantas airways @qantas This should get your attention! Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne and at the check in counter met a grumpy #Mel ( that’s her name)who decided it was “OK” to speak curtly to “US” ( Brown people!!) travelling together ,I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance)and she insisted and decided my half empty Duffel bag was oversized( to check in!!) So she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with “Oversized luggage” ..there a Polite lady(yes this one was) said ..”this ISN’T an oversized bag, pls check this in manually if u can at another counter” ( all this happening while the counter is going to shut in 5 mins) As the manual check in wasn’t going thru for 5 mins( we tried) I went upto #Mel and requested her to put the bag thru as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag.. She refused again.. Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience .. We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that #Rude #Mel had issues !!!.... to which another colleague joined in an reiterated my duffle wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in. The point is .. This piece is only for #quantas airlines to know and take cognisance .. that their staff must be taught to be helpful and TONE can’t change with preference to #COLOUR .”WE” are NOT #pushovers and they MUST know that being #callous and #Rude will NOT BE TOLERATED ????✋????????. Ps: Please tell me if that bag in the picture is oversized??!! @australia @visitmelbourne @travel #truthmustbetold #bemused #uncalledfor #standup #equality #whatswrongisnotright #instapic #travelwoes #shocking #nightmare #notcool

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