Patricia Arquette Calls United Leggings Ban ‘Terrible,’ Airline Defends Decision

“The highest standard of any culture corporate or not is to allow children to be children and to dress in accordance,” actress tweets

Hollywood took to Twitter on Sunday to decry United Airlines for preventing two 10-year-old girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on. Just a top as a dress. Next time I will wear only jeans and a scarf,” Chrissy Teigen tweeted.

United pointed out that the girls were flying for free with employee passes, so there was a dress code because they were representing the airline, but Teigen and other industry members, including Patricia Arquette, didn’t buy it.

Arquette called United’s policy “terrible” and received a direct response from the airline.

“Patricia, as stated, these were United representatives. We hold our employees to the highest of standards,” the airline tweeted.

Arquette responded: “The highest standard of any culture corporate or not is to allow children to be children and to dress in accordance.”

The story has made national news, with ABC’s “Good Morning America” and FNC’s “Fox & Friends” each dedicating a segment to the situation on Monday.

Check out other celebrity reactions:

Meanwhile, United is standing by its decision:

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