By: Kyle James | 11-29-2018 | News
Photo credit: @ABC7Veronica | Twitter

Southwest Airlines Gate Agent Mocks 5-Year-Old Girl's Name

A mother and her 5-year-old daughter are facing embarrassment caused by a Southwest Airlines gate agent at John Wayne Airport who mocked the girl's name in front of her. Then, the agent posted the girl's boarding pass on social media essentially doxing the poor little girl.

Her mother is upset at the agent who made fun of her daughter and posted her boarding pass on social media for others to mock. The five-year-old's name is spelled "Abcde Redford" but it is pronounced "ab-city".

Related coverage: Germany Election - Girl (14) Mocked For ‘Racist’ Poem About Immigrant Stabbings (Video)

Traci Redford is the mother of Abcde and said, "The gate agent started laughing, pointing at me and my daughter, talking to other employees. So I turned around and said, 'Hey if I can hear you, my daughter can hear you, so I'd appreciate if you'd just stop'." The mother and daughter pair were on their way home to El Paso, Texas when the incident occurred a few weeks ago in Orange County, California.

"While I was sitting there, she took a picture of my boarding pass and chose to post it on social media, mocking my daughter," Redford continued. "It was actually brought to my attention by somebody who had seen it on Facebook and reported it to Southwest Airlines. And after two weeks of doing a formal complaint, Southwest hadn't done anything."

Related coverage: Hero of Southwest Airlines Flight 1830 Who Saved 148 Lives Is a Navy Veteran Fighter Pilot

Southwest Airlines offered an apology in a statement to Traci and her daughter saying:

"We extend our sincere apology to the family. We take great pride in extending our Southwest Hospitality to all of our Customers, which includes living by the Golden Rule and treating every individual with respect, in person or online. The post is not indicative of the care, respect, and civility we expect from all of our Employees. We have followed up with the Employee involved, and while we do not disclose personnel actions publicly, we are using this as an opportunity to reinforce our policies and emphasize our expectations for all Employees."

The employee who mocked the little girl and posted her full name online has not commented on the incident. Redford said she is trying to turn the incident into a learning experience for her daughter who will most certainly face this type of teasing in the future. Redford explained, "She said 'Mom, why is she laughing at my name? And I said not everyone is nice and not everyone is going to be nice and it's unfortunate'."

On Twitter:
Tips? Info? Send me a message!

Follow The Entire Goldwater Team via Twitter!


Twitter: #Southwest #Airlines #Bullying #OrangeCounty #California #Survivor

Share this article
Thoughts on the above story? Comment below!
21 Comment/s
rick No. 91860 2018-11-29 : 07:00

its a stupid name

Afshin Nejat No. 91862 2018-11-29 : 07:19

We've seen what they call art, what they call culture, what they call education, what they call news, what they call justice, what they call economics and it goes on and on.

So what do we think they call "social engineering" or "intelligence operations" or "the internet of everything" etc? Do we really think there are not massively exploited covert programs for targeting people at the whim of whomever is established in these systems as their hierarchy permits?

Social warfare isn't just what is apparent, but what is covert. The entire communications apparatus has been COVERTLY, not only overtly weaponized. It needs to be overhauled and totally cleared of any such capabilities, or no one will ever be free of this digital prison.

Once it was Karma, or Fate, or the Holy Spirit, or Chance, or the Will of the Universe, or some other force which transcended the dictates of petty people. Now all of that has been usurped by "them".

Anonymous No. 91863 2018-11-29 : 07:22

so is rick

Rick Sanchez No. 91867 2018-11-29 : 08:56

AnonymousN0.91863 must also have a stupid name

Fester Adams No. 91868 2018-11-29 : 10:53

At least she didn’t name her Pubert!

Anonymous No. 91881 2018-11-29 : 15:31

Just to be in the hipster club I think I will name my kid Xyz. Nahh fuck that ill go with Frank or Larry bc when's the last time you saw a baby named Frank or Larry in recent years?

Anonymous No. 91884 2018-11-29 : 16:03

She might has well have just called her vagina because the girl will get ridiculed her entire life or at the very least no one will ever pronounce it the way she thinks it should be.

Anonymous No. 91889 2018-11-29 : 16:34

Her name is unfortunate, but it can be changed. What won't change is the fact that she has a stupid mother.

Anonymous No. 91895 2018-11-29 : 17:46

"Abcde" is going to be REEEEALLY pissed off at her mom one day and it will probably continue on until she dies.

Tony No. 91896 2018-11-29 : 17:46

Please all look! Potatoes yes. Look!! Had these many years ago. Only one potato. Hint made in Indiana. Made it possible. Dear Brittany you are the best. After searching Britney my favorite niece. made it happen. Please all if interested let me know. Best potatoes around. I promise. Tony

Anonymous No. 91901 2018-11-29 : 18:56

Her older brother, FGHIJ (Fig-Hij) is pretty upset too.

TiTaniumWhite No. 91907 2018-11-30 : 04:26

I have to agree with the others - this girl’s name becomes a topic of discussion whenever she reveals it. Did her mother not realize this would happen? Abcde - Abcity is the pronouciation so why not spell it that way and spare the girl from being the brunt of a joke. Use her middle name if it isn’t fghi.

Anonymous No. 91918 2018-11-30 : 09:56

Attention whore has child with 18 years of warped values to unleash on the world. Another reason to require IQ tests to vote or procreate

Gary D'ellAbate No. 91931 2018-11-30 : 14:48

They should have mocked the mother, trying so hard to be a wigger.

Grandmonster No. 91975 2018-12-01 : 13:50

Ya gave ur kid a stupid name so she would always receive attention...when she gets heckled for her ridiculous it is the worlds fault..

bishlap No. 92056 2018-12-02 : 13:24

a great man once said, "It's sick out there and getting sicker". Prophetic words. Stupid single mom's are the downfall of modern society. Don't believe me, go watch a children's baseball game or soccer match and watch who embarrasses themselves w/ their over the top reactions - that's right, you'll see.

Debra No. 92488 2018-12-10 : 15:32

Never date or marry a single mother. They are the absolute bane of society. Somehow they convinced the world that allowing some dude to nut in your pussy and not stick around is some kind of badge of honor. It is NOT, it just shows that you make poor choices and a nothing but a used up cum rag. Single mothers need to be sterilized and have their children taken away and given to strong Nuclear Families.

Anonymous No. 92602 2018-12-12 : 21:56

Yet another self-entitled attention-whore, giving her daughter a name a child would come up with, all in a pathetic attempt at being "quirky" and "different". Then, the dumb ass mother complains when she doesn't get the kind of attention she wants. What a stupid self-absorbed whore. Disgusting.

Anonymous No. 92764 2018-12-16 : 08:24


Anonymous No. 92954 2018-12-19 : 17:40

The mother should be charged with child abuse. She is subjecting her daughter to be teased and ridiculed for the rest of her life. Lets face it, children are cruel and it doesn't look like it will get any better in the near future. Imagine her name on a resume. The name is dumb and so is her mother.

Anonymous No. 93125 2018-12-23 : 13:22

If the mother has a basic IQ and not Stoned at the time. Then she knew the child was going to be ridiculed the rest of her life.

With that said my sister a teacher had a kid in her school with a name "Shethead"
pronounced according to the parents as Sha-Heed

What do you think about this article?
Comment *

Recent News

Popular Stories