Southwest is definitely not the friendly skies! At least if you ask Leisha Hailey. The L-Word actress claims that she and her girlfriend were removed from a Southwest flight yesterday because they were kissing, and now she is leveling homophobia accusations against the airline. ”I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir,” she tweeted. ”Flt. attendant said that it was a ‘family’ airline and kissing was not ok.” Now Leisha’s demanding a public apology and a refund. “Since when is showing affection towards someone you love illegal?” she wrote. She’s calling on fellow members of the LGBT community to boycott Southwest Air, stating that “they don’t like us.”
Reps for Southwest are doing their part to calm the turbulence, posting a statement last night saying that they “received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive.” The report continues to say that when attendant went over to ask Leisha to tone it down, she allegedly became hostile. “The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight,” they explained. Southwest seems to rub many celebs the wrong way. Kevin Smith was furious for being escorted off a flight last year for allegedly being too big to fit in the seat, and last week Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off because his pants sagged too low. Really, Southwest? They should really change their name to Air Grandma.
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