Apparently actress Leisha Hailey, from The L Word, and her gURLfriend were getting a little too close for Southwest Airline’s comfort — they were escorted off of a plane on Tuesday for kissing. Shocked? So is Leisha, who is now calling for a boycott of Southwest Airlines for what she calls an “act of discrimination.”
After several passengers complained about the couple’s smooch, they got into an argument with a flight attendant. Leisha tweeted about the incident, saying, “Since when is showing affection towards someone you love illegal? I want to know what Southwest Airlines considers as family.”
Southwest Airlines has apologized, but they’re still defending themselves — meaning they probably don’t think they did the right thing. Lots of people are outraged, including Kelly Osbourne, who tweeted,
“Dear @SouthwestAir ur archaic thinking makes me sick! ur discrimination towards ur passengers is deplorable! i will NEVER fly southwest!”
WDYT, gURLs? Was this an act of discrimination? Or do you think the airline did the right thing? Should a lesbian or gay couple be able to show affection in public? Discuss in the comments.