Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kyla Ebbert's Outfit On Plane Does Not Offend Everyone - by Ron Update: 9-20



As always, posters are encouraged to submit stories at legalpub@legalpub.net any time. This is a story courtesy of regular poster Ron.
A news story that caught my eye this week concerns one of my favorite Pubs, Hooters and their San Diego-based waitress named Kyla Ebbert, who boarded a flight on Southwest to fly from San Diego to Tucson to see her physician. Ms. Ebbert was told by Southwest that she was "dressed inappropriately for the flight", since it is a family-oriented airline. Ms. Ebbert claims she was "humiliated", and was able to take the flight by adjusting her outfit and covering herself with a blanket for the flight. Kyla is so dismayed about the incident that she has appeared on the Today Show, Fox News and other news outlets to model her controversial outfit and smile for the camera. Legal Pub readers, does she really have a case against the airline? And what does this publicity do for her modeling career? Paris Hilton, watch out, Kyla Ebbert is wanting to compete with you! Video can be seen here:

Another video link:

Legal Pub editor note: The brown haired woman in the green (Setara Qassin) also claims SW Airlines nearly kicked her off a flight because of her wardrobe.
9-20-07 Update by Legal Pub: Southwest has turned this whole controversy into a huge marketing campaign. Chief Executive Gary Kelly explains that the company is trying to be "lighthearted about this." Southwest not only appologized to Ebbert after she went on The Today Show and "Dr. Phil," but they have also given her two free round-trip tickets. In addition, SW announced a 10-day fare sale in honor of miniskirts. Now that is marketing.
Since Ron's story has helped launch Kyla and Setara, how about they share the tickets with Legal Pub?


24 comments:

blond bombshell said...

Ron, why would it not surprise me that a male would be interested in this story? If she were ugly, it would strictly be a woman's rights issue. But because she has a body like Ms. Calabaza and I, male's are interested in her being allowed the opportunity to wear low neck lines and high skirts.

S.W. is wrong, but so are all the males drooling over her Britney Spears like crotch shots...

Shell

Anonymous said...

Iron Mike said...

Hey, I enjoyed the video links. Guess I did not realize that she had that great of a body. (You listening Shell?)

Actually, I really am concerned about woman's rights to dress as skimpy or as scantily as they want. I support Tiger Time Lawn Care (great legal pub article about mowing grass in bikinis) as a great enterprise and any hot woman who wants to sit on a plane in a mini skirt next to me is A-ok. Of course, my wife will trade seats with me but you get the point.

Iron Mike

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is some real eye candy.


Greg

Anonymous said...

Hotter than a fire cracker!


Larry

Anonymous said...

Maybe the cops should not squeeze the juice (O.J.) but they should arrest these gorgeous ladies. Looking this hot on an air line has to be a hazard because of the distraction to the pilot and co pilot!

Your Secret L.A. Reader said...

Funny how some men make complete fools out of themselves over attractive females. Ron, I would expect more from a California man like your self.


Your Secret L.A. Reader

Anonymous said...

They are just getting their 15 minutes of fame in my opinion.

Jill

Ron said...

I'm glad the male and female Legal Pub readers liked the story. Pubmeister, thanks for letting me contribute to your blog today. I think we will be seeing even more of Kyla Ebbert in the near future. And maybe I will switch back to flying Southwest again!

Anonymous said...

Damn! She is down right gorgeous…why would anyone take exception to looking at her? Perhaps modesty?

There are times and places for different behaviors. The behavior being “communicated” may appear to be “I am a young, healthy, fertile female in desperate search of a willing male”…or perhaps not. But there are large segments of our society, both male and female alike, who would reasonably interpret it as such.

So, would you wear that to church? To court? To a job interview? Not my daughter!

I suppose there are times a female may wish to play her last, and best, trump card and walk around “dressed like a slut”….I just can’t really think of one right now.

Even if I was a female, and I’m not, I can think of lots of better ways to meet nice guys from nice families (read NICE) without going this route. This is because if I go this route I will attract a certain kind of attention from certain kinds of people….which I don’t want and don’t appreciate.

That said, can I as a private property owner control access to my property based upon non-protected status? Sure I can! You haven’t had a bath in 3 weeks…get the Hell out! You look and act like a slut….get the Hell out!

I don’t know the facts of this case, her behavior, her mannerisms, etc. But it could be that the airline just did not want their plane to be used for “mating rituals”.

My apologies to Shell….but, damn she’s HOT! She may be asking for help with a personal problem…if so, I’d help her (yes, I am a fully-functional, corn and beef fed, 6’07” 275lbs, solid and athletically well-built, professionally educated, well-mannered, American male….pick me, pick me!) Oh sorry, did I digress?

And lastly for Shell, if you have not read Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan, do so. It is a most interesting read and sheds considerable light on “male-female” dynamics and interaction (among many other things). You seem to be an intelligent and beautiful woman (a rare and valuable kind as many beautiful women neglect their minds)…I would appreciate your take on Sagan’s position.

L.S.

Legal Pub said...

L.S.

I assume I am the only one who has the advantage of knowing "Blond Bombshell's" true identity. I believe I am not talking out of school when I say you are correct in saying that she is a beautiful woman. As attractive as Kyla Ebbert and Setara Qassin may be, Shell would still own the room. Let's just leave it at that...

Your private property analogy is good. But I question whether a business such as S.W. Airlines always has the right to discriminate against certain customers when they hold themselves open for commerce with the general public. The law seems to get a little more vague in some cases.

Your Secret L.A. Reader said...

Hey, Legal Pub, I thought I was your hottest reader. If I was not being so "good" I would suggest we have a Legal Pub party out in Hollywood and see who "owns the room."

Your Secret L.A. Reader

Ron said...

I was doing a little more research on this topic and discovered a theory (or possible fact) that one of the adjustments Kyla had to make before returning to the plane was pulling down her top so that her stomach was no longer exposed. So when she first entered the plane, there was apparently lots of Kyla exposed. Maybe the other passengers and Southwest had a point. I know it always seems hard for the flight attendents to get passengers to closely follow the emergency procedures discussion part of the flight.

Dollar Bill said...

Yup, who would listen to the flight attendants when Kyla was showing a belly button ring...

Nah, I think it was all a set up. Kyla launches a modeling career and SW gets lots of publicity.


Dollar Bill

harry said...

Congratulations Ron. One of the top rated articles on Kyla Ebbert on Google. Look forward to reading more of your posts on Legal Pub.


Harry

Jill said...

Harry, I think Legal Pub's updates and edits may have contributed to the ranking. LOL.

Jill

Anonymous said...

Typical Hooters girl, she's got a "butter face".

...GREAT body, butter face ;)

sandy said...

Hooters girls are the most beautiful girls in the world. Kyla is one of many. Why do you think your girl friends do not like to come in to Hooters? Think it is because we have "butter faces?"

Get a clue. We are the top of the line.

Sandy

dollar bill said...

I hear Kyla got offered a deal to pose nude in playboy.

Yup, all about the cash.

Dollar Bill

Anonymous said...

Kyla is a distraction. She is so hot that she does not need to wear such clothing but I am so glad that she does!

Bud

tom s. said...

Kyra raises more than mens eyebrows.

She was probably one of the top ten sexy women for 07!


Tom S.

Anonymous said...

Hotter then the Fourth of July!

Anonymous said...

Both of em, NICE!

Anonymous said...

nice pair,

both of em.

Anonymous said...

A true delight.