Actor-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra face racism at the Sydney airport in Australia. Shilpa Shetty lashes out on Australian staff for being racist with brown people. She shared her experience on instagram.
Shilpa was travelling from Sydney to Melbourne by quantas airways. Shilpa wrote: “At the check in counter, met a grumpy Mel(that’s her name) who decided it was ‘okay’ to speak curtly to ‘US’(brown people) travelling together. I was flying business and had two bags(my allowance) and she insisted and decided my half empty duffel bag was oversized(to check-in) so she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with ‘oversized luggage’.
There a polite lady(yes this one was) said,’this is not an oversized bag, please check this in manually if you can at another counter’ (all this happening while counter is going to shut in 5 minutes).
As the manual check-in wasn’t going through for five minutes (we tried), I went upto Mel and requested her to put the bag through as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag. She refused again…Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience.
“We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that rude Mel has issues! To which other colleague joined in and reiterated my duffle was not oversized and could have easily been checked in.”