The airline that flies the friendly skies displayed some unfriendly behavior toward The L Word actress Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend.
Some women never kiss and tell; Hailey is not one of them.
Hailey and her girlfriend, musician Camila Grey, were escorted off of a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday after a flight attendant approached the couple to address their kissing while on board the aircraft. Reportedly, an argument broke out soon after and the two women were led off the plane.
Following the incident, the actress took to Twitter to air her grievances: “I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a ‘family’ airline and kissing was not ok.” She also demanded a refund and called the company out for “endorsing homophobic employees” all via Twitter.
Southwest responded through Twitter stating that the couple’s removal was the result of “several passenger complaints…based solely on behavior and not gender.” Hailey countered the Tweet when she issued an official statement, where she and Grey insist that they “were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle… it was one, modest kiss.”
This is not the first time Southwest’s apparently stringent behavior standards have produced reverse-preferential treatment of celebrities. Last winter, director Kevin Smith was booted from a Southwest flight after he was deemed too fat to fly. More recently, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was forced from his flight because his pants were too baggy. And you thought the TSA was your biggest worry.
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