September 28, 2011 19:55
Uh Huh Her thrown off plane after lesbian kiss
The couple were removed from the Southwest Airlines flight
The electro-pop duo – who are also in a relationship – were kicked of the Southwest Airlines flight in the US after being told they were on a "family airline" and that their affection between each other was "excessive".
The duo have now issued their own statement, which reads:
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.
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.
The pair have now called for gay people to boycott the airline. Hailey, who was previously in a five-year relationship with fellow musician KD Lang, also starred in the TV drama The L Word.
- Previous: Feist streams new album ‘Metals’ before official release – listen
- Next: Thurston Moore announces mini tour – ticket details