Hailey and Grey have now released a formal statement saying they were told Southwest was a “family airline” when they were escorted off for “one, modest kiss”. They say they will be filing a formal complaint.
Hailey and Grey’s statement:
We have always promoted tolerance, openness and equality both as a band and as individuals. We both come from loving homes where our parents not only love and accept us, but are also proud of who we are. We believe everyone has the right to live openly in this society as equals. 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.”
No matter how quietly homophobia is whispered, it doesn’t make it any less loud. You can’t whisper hate. We ask this airline to teach their employees to not discriminate against any couple, ever, regardless of their own beliefs. We want to live in a society where if your loved one leans over to give you an innocent kiss on an airplane it’s not labeled as “excessive or not family oriented” by a corporation and it’s employees. We find it very disturbing that the same airline who lauds itself as being LGBT friendly has twisted an upsetting incident that happened into our behavior being “too excessive.” The above is not an apology and we are in the process of filing a formal complaint with the airline. We hope that when all is said and done a greater tolerance without prejudice will evolve.
Leisha Hailey Destroys Hetero Fantasy ‘Non Gay’ World View By Kissing Girlfriend On Plane – Kicked Off – World Ends.
SHE USE TO DATE K.D. LANG. HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.
WHERE DOES ONE START ON THIS STORY ABOUT WHY WE SHALL NEVER FLY SOUTH WEST AIRLINES AGAIN? SO SO COOL AND HOT LEISHA ‘KISSED’ HER LONG TERM PARTNER ON A FLIGHT AND WERE KICKED OFF. SHE TWEETED, AND ALL THE MEDIA PICKED UP ON THAT QUICKLY. THE AIRLINE REPLIED………..
“We received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive. Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behavior and not gender. The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight.”
UNLESS SHE HAS A STRAP ON UP HER PARTNERS VAG, I CANNOT THINK OF ANY BEHAVIOUR THAT COULD BE SEEN AS ‘EXCESSIVE’. I GET SOOOOOO BORED WITH ENDLESS PDA’S FROM THE ‘STRAIGHT’ PEOPLE AROUND ME, BUT WOULD NOT TELL THEM TO STOP. OR REALLY EVEN CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THIS IS JUST THE TYPICAL SHIT BUT AM SO GLAD THE STORY HAS GONE POSTAL. THIS AIRLINE IS FUCKED.
I THINK THIS IS GERARD TAKING THE ‘PISS’ OF HIS PISS INCIDENT. ANYONE SPEAK FRENCH AND CARE TO TRANSLATE?
UPDATE – Suddenly Depardieu, resplendent in the long red plaits and enormous striped pants of his oafish character, blurts out: “I need a wild boar.”
“I can’t wait, I must have one now,” he insists as the flight attendant and Baer, who is wearing a walrus moustache and winged helmet, try to soothe him.
“These famous Gauls think they can get away with anything,” a young man sitting behind Depardieu remarks indignantly, as Obelix leaps out of his seat and disappears off-screen to satiate his craving.