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Mark French says he was on his way to see his sister when he was told he could not get on his flight.
He claims he was told another passenger complained that he looked 'Arabic and scary', which was enough of a reason to prevent him from boarding.
He claims they told him he couldn't fly until he was clean shaven.
Later, Mark took a picture of the beard that allegedly prevented him from taking his flight to see his sister, which appears to be little more than stubble.
Nearly 100 people commented on Maria's posted about her brother, sharing her frustration that her sibling's visit had been reduced by two-and-a-half days due to the delay.
She also complained about how the airline handled the situation.
'They didn't apologize or offer anything. They just said to come back and try again tomorrow.
'He said he's going to shave before going back, but what else is he supposed to somehow look more white overnight?
'And that shouldn't be a prerequisite to fly!
'He doesn't have to do or say anything wrong, all it takes is one white person to say sharing a plane with a brown person makes them feel unsafe,' she wrote.
'I can assure you that ethnicity did not play a part in this situation. I know that may not help because we won't share details publicly due to passenger privacy, but it's what I can share,' the airline wrote to one complainant.
'At no time was he ever questioned, detained, searched, or asked to clarify the complaint. At no time, was he breathalyzed, asked if he was intoxicated, or given the opportunity to explain,' she wrote.
The airline responded saying she should contact Mark directly. She replied: 'I live with him.'
According to NewsFix, Mark said he received a call from the airlines' customer support with an offer to let him re-book his return flight at the same price.
However, he said it doesn't make up for the humiliation of being targeted as a terrorist because he didn't shave, the site reported.
originally posted by: DanteGaland
And what does this man look like? He DID snap a photo before he submitted and shaved:
We NEED to have a frank discussion on profiling and this fear mongering over people with brown skin!!
originally posted by: Kentuckymama
I think there may be more to this story. If only one woman complained, why was she not just offered a different flight? That would have been the easiest thing to do. I feel bad for the man if this is really what happened.