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Dua Lipa Started A Twitter War After She Complained United Airlines Didn't Take Her Sister's Nut Allergy Seriously

A United spokesperson said the airline "can’t guarantee an allergen-free environment but we work to address allergy concerns onboard."

Posted on July 25, 2018, at 3:39 p.m. ET

People are both defending and criticizing Dua Lipa after she slammed United Airlines for allegedly not taking her sister's severe allergy to nuts seriously.

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Lipa claimed she was traveling with her sister, 17-year-old Rina, when she told a flight attendant of her sister's allergy.

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She said his response was: “we’re not a nut free airline, so if she has an epi pen she might have to use that, as we can’t not serve other passengers in your section nuts.”

I can’t believe i’m on a @united flight rn and I told the steward that my sister was severly allergic to nuts and his reply was “we’re not a nut free airline so if she has an epi pen she might have to use that as we can’t not serve other passengers in your section nuts”

She followed up: "Is it just me or is that kinda mental???"

Many people agreed that United's response was unacceptable, and the airline should do more.

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And other people with nut allergies said they've faced the same type of issues.

This happened to me when I flew with @emirates to Japan in 2015!! Absolute joke, on a plane with the same air being reused! Don’t understand how someone not having some nuts for a few hours is more important than a human life https://t.co/jtsqvo5fW6

Even those without nut allergies said they felt that not serving nut products on planes is "common sense."

@DUALIPA and @United I recently travelled on a Southwest plane and they announced we apologize but will not be serving any nut related products, I figured it was allergy related. When a life is involved common sense needs to prevail smh!!

"It's just not worth it!"

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However, some people criticized the star, saying she should have informed the airline ahead of time.

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One person called her "self-entitled."

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Some hoped that Lipa bringing awareness to the issue could inspire positive change.

At last a famous person having problems with nuts on a plane @Anaphylaxiscoms #bannutsonplanes let's hope airlines now take note! https://t.co/WpdhqC11Ef

In a statement, United Airlines said that "passenger safety is our top priority."

"We can’t guarantee an allergen-free environment but we work to address allergy concerns onboard ... we don’t serve pre-packaged peanuts," a spokesperson said.

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