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    Shilpa Shetty accuses Australian airline staff of racism at Sydney airport. Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has accused an Australian airline staff being racist towards her at the Sydney airport.

    Shilpa Shetty accuses Australian airline staff of racism at Sydney airport
    Shilpa Shetty. Photo: Instagram

    Shilpa Shetty accuses Australian airline staff of racism at Sydney airport

    The actor took to Instagram and narrated that Australian airline Qantas treated her poorly owing to her skin colour.

    “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,” she stated.

    “I was flying business and had two 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, please check this in manually if u can at another counter” (all this happening while the counter is going to shut in 5 mins).”

    She continued, “As the manual check in wasn’t going through 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 inconvenience…”

    Eventually the actor’s pleas were acknowledged by other staff members. “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 duffel wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in.”

    The actor said she was posting this in hopes of receiving a response from the airline. “This piece is only for Qantas airlines to know and take cognisance… that their staff must be taught to be helpful and [their] 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,” she asserted.

     

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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 #qantas 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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    Shilpa is not the only one, actor Priyanka Chopra was also a victim of racist attitude at a crowded airport. Priyanka was misbehaved with at the first class lounge of an airport, she told Karan Johar on his chat show, Koffee With Karan, in 2016. Priyanka had said that she later received an apology but only after an argument with the concerned airport personnel.