Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, LIEW JIA XIAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
A UNIVERSITY student was stopped from boarding a train and was asked to remove her makeup immediately, reported China Press.
The girl from Guangzhou was wearing “goth” makeup when she was stopped by a security inspector at a railway station on March 10.
According to the student, she had on black lipstick and purple eyeshadow when the incident happened.
The victim posted on Weibo that when she was stopped from entering the train she explained to the guards she did not have any contraband on her.
“The inspector said that my makeup was too scary and demanded that I remove it there and then,”she posted.
She added that she was angry but at the same time amused by the action taken by the inspector.
The girl boarded the train in the end and authorities from Guangzhou Metro also apologised to her on Weibo.
> In a similar incident, a British woman was stopped from boarding an airplane because she was deemed to be wearing inappropriate clothes, reported Oriental Daily.
Emily O’Connor recently took to Twitter about her experience.
She said she was not allowed to board the plane to Spain, her holiday destination.
O’Connor was with her cousins when a Thomas Cook airline staff pointed out her clothes were too revealing.
She was requested to put on more clothes or she would be denied entry into the plane.
She added that some passengers made fun and humiliated her when she was asked to put on more clothes.
She was sad and annoyed and said that “it was the worst experience of her life”.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.
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