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Anyone who’s ever slipped their feet into a pair of Uggs knows just how cozy the Australian-made boots are. It’s like walking on a cloud… you know, if said cloud was made from fluffy, ultra soft sheep’s wool. And unlike lace-up boots or shoes, Uggs are easy to get on and off, which means they’re kind of the perfect footwear for airport travel.

But for those planning on kicking up their sheepskin-covered feet in Australian airline Quantas’ Business Lounge after clearing security, an alternative pair of kicks is going to be required.

This week, singer Joanne Catherall was turned away from the elite lounge at Melbourne International Airport, all because of her Uggs. The musician tweeted about the denied access, stating that the airline considered her boots “sleepwear,” and PJs have no business being in Business Class.

The worst part about this is that it occurred in Australia, the home of the Ugg, where, you’d think everyone would recognize it as legitimate footwear and not just something you wear at home to keep your toes cozy.

Quantas responded to Catherall, explaining that under their apparel guidelines, yes, Uggs are in fact categorized as sleepwear. They even have them included in their illustrations!

It’s hard to imagine wearing traditional Ugg boots, with their thick rubber sole, as an indoor slipper, but according to Quantas, that’s exactly what they are…even though they aren’t.

Catherall has received a flurry of support from fellow Ugg wearers around the world who feel the same way as she does.

And while it seems obvious looking at a pair of Uggs that they are more outdoor boot than slipper, Quantas, like many other global businesses, has rules and standards, and if you want to enjoy the perks of its classy Business Lounge, you’re expected to dress a certain way.

And there are folks who support the airline’s seemingly strict guidelines:

So, if you’re flying Quantas over the holidays, leave your Uggs at home in the bedroom, you disgusting animal! Or, you know, consider travelling with an airline that allows all paying passengers to wear whatever the heck they please on their feet.