We've heard of being too drunk or too affiliated with ISIS to fly … but being too redheaded?

We've heard of being too drunk or too affiliated with ISIS to fly … but being too redheaded? Seems like that wouldn't necessarily be an impediment to regular flight procedures, but that's what Scottish 14-year-old Grace Wain was told when she tried to board a plane to the Maldives for a family vacation. 

The teenager was told she was “too pale to fly" by airport check-in staff, who thought she looked "unwell." Yes, because if you're skin isn't glistening sweat atop golden brown, tanning-bed leather skin, you must have diptheria or some shit.

The Etihad airlines staff even insisted on written confirmation from a doctor that she was okay despite the fact that an airport paramedic gave her a check-up and told them she was fine.

Grace's dad Paul even told them, "We live in Scotland. She is a redhead and she has a pale complexion. That’s just the way she is.”

The airline only fucked off after the Wains' family doctor sent in a letter certifying Graces' good health.

So far, there hasn't been a response from the airline — but they did also happen to lose the Wain family luggage, causing them to spend three days in the Maldives with only the belongings on their backs, so … there's that.

Look, if you've lived this long on the planet and haven't realized the sprawling assort human of human skin tones, you're a dumbass. You shouldn't have to travel with a doctor's note that explains the way you look to people, and the fact that some people look like Grace is only a testament to the fact all people evolved from monkeys not that long ago.

That being said, if we were that airline, we'd watch our backs. Everyone knows redheads have a tendency to go ape-shit, especially if you feed them after midnight.

Kidding, kidding.

Moral of the story? People suck. Stay at home.