A bridesmaid who reached out to JetBlue for help after she was dumped from her gig in a wedding party has touched a nerve on the Internet. Courtney Duffyposted a plea to the airline regarding a flight she booked for a friend’s wedding after the friend sent her an email disinviting her as a bridesmaid.
“I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs. Pls help?" she tweeted. In an email Courtney later shared, the bride explained that she needed Courtney to “relinquish your duties as a bridesmaid” because Courtney's school schedule kept her too busy to attend all the events surrounding the wedding. And not only was she dumped as a bridesmaid, the bride asked if she could send the bridesmaid jumpsuit she was going to wear so another girl could wear it.
As you can imagine, the Internet was blowing up over the whole thing, with many siding with Courtney and calling the bride a bridezilla. “Brides need to stop treating their bridesmaids like unpaid interns,” one person wrote. “They’re not here to work for free. They want to celebrate with you and see you happy.”
A few didn’t think the bride was being unreasonable, but they were definitely in the minority. And then there was a whole other group of users who couldn’t get over that the bridesmaids were wearing jumpsuits, with one noting, “Jumpsuit for a bridesmaid dress? You may be thankful you'll never be photographed wearing it. “
As for JetBlue, they quickly jumped in to help, and get some good publicity, and offered to waive Courtney’s change fees so she can use the ticket on another flight. They added, "We can all understand the customer’s desire to get some distance from the situation.”
Courtney eventually made her Twitter account private but that did not stop the internet from chiming in!