Southwest Airlines kicked L Word actress Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend off a flight to Los Angeles after the two kissed. A flight attendant told them that Southwest is "a family airline" and then ejected them from the plane after they argued that homophobia was spurring the incident.
Hailey took to Twitter, tweeting "Discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt attendant said that it was a "family" airline and kissing was not ok." Southwest quickly replied via the social media site, asking her to direct message them the details.
Shortly after, the airline posted a non-apology apology on their website about this incident:
Initial reports indicate that 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. We regret any circumstance where a passenger does not have a positive experience on Southwest and we are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation.
This follows on the heels of a Southwest pilot making anti-gay and misogynistic remarks over an open mic. Of course, Next Media Animation has made on of those Taiwanese cartoons about the incident. Watch it after the jump.