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Southwest Airlines: We Booted Leisha Hailey For Swearing, After We Told Her To Stop Acting Like A Dyke On Our Airline

Southwest Airlines who originally said that approached openly lesbian singer and actress Leisha Hailey “solely on behavior” because other passengers complained about her same sex kissing her girlfriend is digging themselves deeper now that they are changing thier story and saying that Hailey and galpal Camila Grey got removed from the flight because they had the nerve to get upset and curse AFTER a flight attendent told them to stop kissing and that Southwest was a “family friendly airline”

“Additional reports from our Employees and Customers onboard flight 2274 during a stop in El Paso on Sunday now confirm profane language was being used loudly by two passengers. At least one family who was offended by the loud profanity moved to another area of the cabin. Although we have reports of what Customers characterize as an excessive public display of affection, ultimately their aggressive reaction led to their removal from the aircraft. We do not tolerate discrimination against anyone for any reason. In this situation, their removal was directly and solely related to the escalated conversation that developed onboard the aircraft”

Liesha Hailey responds:

In no way were our actions on Southwest Airlines excessive, inappropriate or vulgar. We want to make it clear we were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle of ourselves, it was one, modest kiss. We are responsible adult women who walk through the world with dignity. We were simply being affectionate like any normal couple. We were on the airplane less than 5 minutes when all was said and done. We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a “family airline.” We were never told the reason the flight attendant approached us, we were only scolded that we “needed to be aware that Southwest Airlines was a family oriented airline.”

This is nothing more than Southewest Airlines using the same tired spin that many anti-gay groups use of turning the victim into the wrongdoer so they become blamesless.

WELL ITS NOT GOING TO WORK.  THIS EVENT NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE IF NOT FOR THE DOUBLE STANDARD HOMOPHOBIC BEHAVIOR OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. 

End of story.

Let the BOYCOTT and KISS-INS begin!  (And someone call Gloria Allred!)

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6 thoughts on “Southwest Airlines: We Booted Leisha Hailey For Swearing, After We Told Her To Stop Acting Like A Dyke On Our Airline”

  1. So PERFECT! Sharing everywhere. I already know the boycotts have begun. Lets have everyone kissing! and swearing… for good measure. Get this bitch fired!

  2. My husband and I fly SWA a fair amount when we travel. You can bet that’ll change in light of this. SWA can spin this until it gets dizzy and throws up, but it won’t change anything. They still kicked two women off a flight for being publicly gay. That means they don’t need my money.

  3. To be fair they were not kicked off the plane until the got loud and started cussing the flight attendant. She was only doing her job and asked them to stop because homophobic passengers complained about them kissing. We really should be mad at the people who complained about the ladies showing their love. Granted I would be just as made if I was asked to not kiss my bf on a flight, but making a huge scene is not the way to handle it. Just saying.

    1. Just for the fact that they were asked in the first place gives them every right to get upset.

      Yes the people who complained sould be blamed. But should Southwest for enabling them and starting this whole event.

      Unless SWA would make the same request of a hetrosexual couple who kissed then they ahve a double standard and are in the wrong IMO

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