DELTA Airlines which has scored 100 percent on the the Human Rights Campaign’s almost useless Corporate Equality Index (CEI) multiple times is being accused of “censoring the gay out” of the Elton John biopic “Rocketman”.
Shana Krochmal who works as the digital director of Entertainment Weekly ook to Twitter to detail her recent Delta flight on October 30.
“On Delta today discovered that Rocketman is stripped of almost every gay reference or scene that [Elton John] fought to keep in the film’s mainstream release, including a simple chaste kiss. What does it say that the edit left in a scene of John Reid assaulting Elton but removed any evidence of intimacy between them or for that matter Elton and any man? ” she wrote.
Krochmal is not the only one who has noted the heavy handed anti-gay censorship– an array of other flyers on Delta has alleged similar experiences of censored Rocketman editions.
This is not the first time Delta has come under fire over gay and lesbian censorship aka “cutting the gay away”. Olivia Wilde slammed Delta and other airlines this week for excising a lesbian kiss from a film she directed, Booksmart.
“Tried watching Booksmart on the plane and they cut the ENTIRE lesbian hookup scene like not even a KISS was allowed!” tweeted Barton. “Oh but don’t worry guys, the Straights got their kiss.”
In past years, Delta has also been called out showing an edited version of the lesbian theme movie Carol , but had no issue showing Chris Rock’s Kill the Messenger HBO comedy special which included the anti-gay slur “faggot” until it received thousands of complaints and removed it.
Delta airlines has not responded for comment to this website.