Getting attention is what Shilpa Shetty used to. She’s one of India’s greatest Bollywood celebrities. But she refuses to get used for this.
Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne, this 43-year-old actor encountered a luggage problems.
So she posted an open note to Qantas on social media: This should get your attention! Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne and in 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 with each other.
Shetty, one of Bollywood’s highest profile and most photographed stars, says staff deemed her half-empty duffel bag too large for the cabin’s overhead storage.
So she was sent back towards counter.
There a polite lady (yes get it done was) said: could teach the beginning an oversized bag, pls check this in manually if u can at another counter.
Then, Shetty says she encountered initial ipad had no Qantas employee again.
Again, her bag was rejected as over-sized.
We had insufficient time to waste and then we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did to look at told her that #Rude #Mel had issues!
Despite the rush, Shetty was not going to leave the Qantas drama behind her.
Their staff must be taught to help and TONE can’t change with preference to #COLOUR.
WE are NOT #pushovers and need to know that being #callous and #Rude will NOT BE TOLERATED.
Qantas, the moment notified to the content, tried damage control: We are sorry to hear that you have a poor experience amongst us today Shilpa. We now have handed your comments for the specific group along with anticipation that you’ve got a great experience around on-board! Khalid
It is not at very first Shetty has encountered racism.
Well over 54, 000 audiences complained right after she was struggling from racist taunts on Britain’s Celebrity Government reality TV show in 2007.