19-year-old kicked off bus for 'not wearing enough clothes' during heatwave says she 'never felt so humiliated'
The bus company said that the driver 'acted completely incorrectly' and that they do not have a dress code for passengers
A 19-year-old Swedish woman was reportedly kicked off a bus by a bus driver for not "wearing enough clothes" during a heatwave.
The woman, Amanda Hansson, shared her story on Facebook, stating that she was left humiliated after boarding a bus in Malmö, Sweden.
As she went to scan her ticket, the bus driver allegedly stopped her and said that she could not get in the bus "dressed like that."
She said that it was a "very hot day" at 27 degrees and she was wearing weather-appropriate clothes, shorts and a top with a bow on the front.
Hansson added that she shared her upsetting story after she was left "angry" and "humiliated" by the experience.
Hansson's post attracted a lot of attention, and she was flooded with responses, with many saying that the driver "should be given a warning."
The post had received over 3,000 likes by Tuesday, July 30.
Hansson wrote her post on the bus company's Facebook page: "Today, I went to bus 3 at södervärn (11.05 exk 069) in Malmö. A very hot day (27 degrees) so that's why I have, like any other person, adapted clothes after the weather. I'm wearing a pair of shorts and a top that has a bow knot up there. I'm going on the bus, scanning my ticket but suddenly the bus driver stops me."
"He says 'can I talk to you?' and I said 'Huh?' Then he says ' you can't go dressed like that on our buses ' and I just 'what are you talking about?" She further claimed that he said: "'You show way too much.' The bus driver is starting to talk about any policy that absolutely doesn't exist. I continue on the bus and he says I can't go with if I don't get dressed. I'm furious."
Hansson, after being forced out of the bus, said that she had "never felt this humiliated ever in my entire life," adding that it was even worse because the incident occurred in a "public environment."
One of the Facebook users commented on her post saying: "Has skånetrafiken given a warning to the driver? Warning to the driver and compensation to Amanda should be the obvious thing here."
While another said that she should request damages as it was not the "first time it happened" on buses there.
Although the bus driver told the 19-year-old that they had a policy about clothes, the bus company, Nobina Sverige AB, and the local transport provider, Skånetrafiken, reportedly said that they do not have a dress code for passengers.
"Neither Nobina nor Skånetrafiken has any policies as to the attire of our travelers and customers, but all should be treated equally and with respect," they said in a statement to the Swedish magazine Sydsvenskan in a statement.
"A single employee has acted completely incorrectly and contrary to our values and guidelines. The driver has now been taken out of service and we will carefully investigate the matter further. At the same time, we would like to apologize to Amanda, who has been mistreated," the statement added.