Southwest Airlines, the Official Airline of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, loves gay people. Just loves 'em! Unless they are doing gross gay stuff like gay-kissing their gay girlfriends on the plane, in which case, they are not allowed.
So L-Word actress and musician Leisha Hailey learned today when she was removed from a Southwest flight because, she Tweeted, "Flt. attendant said that it was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok." And if there's one thing that families hate, it's kissing. Hailey then called for a boycott of Southwest, which responded with this lame statement:
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 expectations.
Haha, yes, it was just Hailey and girlfriend's behavior of being a couple of gay lesbians gay-making out, and not their gender, which is gay lesbian. Good thing, too, because it'd be weird for an airline that brags about its LGBT outreach on its website to kick two lesbians off one of its flights for kissing.
So remember! Southwest Airlines welcomes all gay people on board its flights, unless they want to kiss. Or wear baggy jeans. Or are fat. Otherwise—good to go! Oh, and also, don't pay attention to the homophobic pilot, either.
(Update: GLAAD got in touch to let us know that it had "contacted Southwest to call for additional actions beyond tonight's statement that ensure all customers feel comfortable and welcomed while traveling.")