Sikh American actor, model, and jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia was barred from boarding an Aero Mexico flight bound for New York City because he refused to remove his turban, arguing that taking off his religious head covering in public — something he reportedly wouldn’t have to do in an American airport — is “like asking someone to remove their underwear in public.” The airline initially told him he would be unable to board any Aero Mexico plane, but eventually offered him another flight after news broke of his plight. Ahluwalia refused to board a flight until Aero Mexico agreed to publicly apologize and offer training on religious headgear for their staff — and after two days of news coverage and public pressure, the airline conceded.