The internet loves to generate its own original stereotypes. Perhaps the most popular is the "basic white girl look," which is attributed to girls that love to dress comfortably and drink Starbucks in the fall and winter.
All stereotypes aside, Ugg boots are crazy comfy, but they're not considered appropriate footwear everywhere.
But what better place to wear comfortable and warm attire than an airport lounge?
One woman was denied access to an airline's sitting area because her Ugg boots aren't considered boots at all...
They're considered to be sleepwear!
Joanne Catherall, a member of synthpop band The Human League, was kicked out of Qantas's business lounge in Melbourne Airport for wearing Ugg boots.
But the question is, how are boots that everyone wears outside considered sleepwear?
The singer took to Twitter to address her concerns about the airline's policy.
@Qantas business class lounge in @Melair Melbourne Airport apparently Ugg (Australia) Boots are deemed sleepwear by the lady working there although no problem in any of the other lounges so far. Helpfully she suggested I go to one of the shops & purchase some shoes," she wrote.
Denied access @Qantas business class lounge in @Melair Melbourne Airport apparently Ugg (Australia) Boots are deemed sleepwear by the lady working there although no problem in any of the other lounges so far.Helpfully she suggested I go to one of the shops & purchase some shoes— Joanne Human League (@Lubycat) December 14, 2017
The airline had an answer for her: "Hi Joanne, we endeavour to remain consistent and uphold our Lounge's dress guidelines to all our guests. You may find details here: http://bit.ly/1TKrgMP. Mark."
Hi Joanne, we endeavour to remain consistent and uphold our Lounge's dress guidelines to all our guests . You may find details here: https://t.co/oiCgy2V1jR. Mark— Qantas (@Qantas) December 14, 2017
Here's an illustration of what the airline deems to be appropriate and inappropriate dress wear.
But not everyone was pleased by their answer.
I had exactly the same issue just last week in Brisbane Airport! If you pay for Business Class you should be able to travel in whatever you feel comfortable in - whatever footwear you choose to wear is not going to ruin other passengers travel experience!— Louise Bell (@LouiseBell90) December 15, 2017
It doesn’t make sense, Qantas refer to them as boots and sleepwear in the same sentence. Since when did anyone wear boots to sleep in?— carrie (@curtste) December 14, 2017
why are slippers and slide sandals deemed ok? but thong sandals are not? that is so stupid. thanks for convincing me to stay away from @qantas— 😎Dan Levy-Algiers🤡 (@algierz) December 17, 2017
Have you ever been denied entering a place for what you were wearing?