Model Winnie Harlow, who is probably best known as being on the 21st season of America’s Next Top Model, caught shit for detailing the trials and tribulations of trying to sleep in coach instead of business class. People on Winnie’s Instagram page got out their virtual pitchforks and came for her for having the audacity to complain about a first world problem. Winnie decided that she wasn’t going to take this nonsense lying down (whether it’s on a business class seat or not!) and did what the kids do: “clapped back.”
According to People:
Winnie Harlow is defending herself against critics after an Instagram post in which she described her struggles with flying coach drew backlash.
The model, 25, explained in a post on Wednesday that after not sleeping for four days straight, a flight she had scheduled was canceled.
Because she had a “huge” shoot at 6 a.m. the next day, Harlow had to take the first available flight out – which meant she was bumped from business class back to coach.
Fans comments on the post were divided with some relating to her struggle and respecting her career hustle, and others taking issue with her speaking out about something the average person does daily.
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I haven’t slept in 4 days, and my flight got cancelled. The amazing airport escort got my team and I put on the fastest flight out but we had to give up our business class seats in order to land in time for a huge shoot at 6am. I realize this may not seem like a big deal to some, but when a plane is your bedroom and a flight the only time to get sleep during a hectic fashion month, it’s tiresome. Regardless I’m grateful, god works in mysterious ways and everything happens for a reason. It’s not everyday glamour, you have to do what you have to do to be successful in life 🙏🏽❤️ to reach your goals the grind never stops! (Ty @hbjbofficial for being my pillow😴😁)
Sleep but make it fashion. I guess Winnie learned something from Tyra Banks after all.
To be totally transparent, my 7-year-old son has vitiligo on his face, so I have an extra appreciation for the beauty standards that Winnie is trying to breakthrough. So as far as I’m concerned, she can sort-of complain about sleeping in coach. But The Daily Mail collected the negative comments thrown at Winnie and made an article about it. Winnie let it be known that she’s grateful for getting a flight at all and that this was much to do about nothing.
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@dailymail hmm “bemoaning”.. not Winnie Harlow is grateful for being able to get on a flight period because of the amazing work of of the people in the airport? All you took was “had to give up business class flight”. This whole “woah is me” take is sickening. Me not flying in business is a statement, not a moan. If the class mattered I could’ve waited for the next availability. If I can post pictures in business class and be proud, I can also take pictures in coach and be proud. Proud that making it to work is more important to me than how I got there. That is the message. Like I said, “the grind never stops.” Put that in your headline.
Ok, so I’ve never flown business class. But I might be a little disappointed too if I went from a bed in the sky with champagne and warmed hand towels to sitting in coach and wondering if your leg is going to touch your neighbor’s leg while trying to block the scent of the lutefisk sandwich someone brought on board. Although, my little bit of disappointment would fly the fuck away as soon as I realized that the seat next to me was totally empty. That’s bigger than winning the lottery, getting a Tinder match with a Hemsworth, and finding out that an In-N-Out is going up next to your house.