Lorne Thomson/RedfernsAccording to the Independent, Joanne Catherall, a vocalist with The Human League, known for the 1981 worldwide hit “Don’t You Want Me,” was kicked out of a Qantas business lounge for wearing UGG boots.

The 55-year-old “Fascination” singer is on tour with the band and was headed to Sydney for a concert. On Thursday morning she was flying from Melbourne and as a frequent-flyer she was entitled to use the airline’s lounge.

Catherall tweeted, “Denied access @Qantas business class lounge in @Melair Melbourne Airport apparently Ugg (Australia) Boots are deemed sleepwear by the lady working there although no problem in any of the other lounges so far. Helpfully she suggested I go to one of the shops & purchase some shoes.”

Qantas responded, “Hi Joanne, we endeavor to remain consistent and uphold our Lounge’s dress guidelines to all our guests.”

The interaction generated a flurry of activity and negative comments about Qantas.

She later tweeted, “Strange I had no problem in either the Perth or Adelaide @Qantas lounges wearing my Uggs even though they are apparently on the no go list in those 2 airports as well.”

To which Qantas replied, “Understood Joanne, bear in mind each lounge is subject to the discretion of the team. We’ll pass your feedback on so we can improve our services.”

Qantas guidelines for the Domestic Lounge stipulate, “Our team will decline entry if some items of clothing are too casual or inappropriate. This includes, but is not limited to… Sleepwear, including UGG Boots and slippers…”

Catherall continues to tweet about the transgression while Qantas has yet to apologize.

The Human League will be in Brisbane, Australia on December 17 with Pseudo Echo and Wa Wa Nee.

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