Former WWE star Eva Marie has accused Qantas Airways for not allowing her to enter the business class lounge due to her attire.
Marie was trying to enter the Qantas Airways business lounge at Australia's Melbourne Airport this past week and was allegedly denied entry because she was wearing active wear. Qantas' official website prevents "Head-to-toe gym wear," but Marie said on Twitter her problem is not necessarily with the dress code, but with the fact that her husband was also wearing active wear but had no problem getting, adding that she wanted standards to be "equitably enforced."
In 2020 @qantas airlines Melbourne won’t allow a woman holding a business class ticket to enter their business class lounge in active wear. My business IS fitness and an active lifestyle. Qantas prefers their women in a dress. #genderdiscrimination #qantas pic.twitter.com/j7XbvKvBrY— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) January 16, 2020
Clarification: This is NOT a dresscode issue, I support a businesses right to enforce equitable dresscode standards. However, My husband was allowed in no problem wearing this. While I was kicked out wearing this. My issue is that standards should be equitably enforced @Qantas pic.twitter.com/HSbLVc4W62— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) January 16, 2020
Marie first joined WWE after winning the 2013 edition of the WWE Divas Search. She was with WWE from 2013 to 2017 and even had a stint in NXT as well as appearing as a regular cast member of the Total Divas show.
Since her WWE departure, Marie has been involved in a number of different ventures, including her YouTube channel, which has more than 111,000 subscribers.