The words on the t-shirt echo a sign held by Rep. Judy McIntyre of Oklahoma at a pro-choice rally earlier this year. She says:
When I was leaving the plane the captain stepped off with me and told me I should not have been allowed to board the plane in DC and needed to change before boarding my next flight. This conversation led to me missing my connecting flight. I assumed that because I was held up by the captain, they would have called ahead to let the connecting flight know I was in route. Well, upon my hastened arrival at the gate of the connecting flight, it was discovered that they did indeed call ahead but not to hold the flight, only to tell them I needed to change my shirt. I was given a seat on the next flight and told to change shirts.
She was allowed to board the first plane, but not the second one, and no one told her all she had to do was cover up the offensive language with her shawl.