Leisha Hailey's call for a boycott
against Southwest Airlines over kicking her and girlfriend Camila
Grey off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing has the endorsement
of reality star Kelly Osbourne and musician Moby.
Hailey, who is best known for playing
Alice Pieszecki on Showtime's groundbreaking lesbian drama The L
Word, and Grey form the duo Uh Huh Her.
The women were removed from their
flight after several passengers complained that their behavior was
“excessive,” the airline initially said in a statement. But in a
statement given to CNN, Southwest said the couple was removed for
their “aggressive reaction” and insisted it does not discriminate
against gay people.
The women accused the airline of
discrimination, saying they only shared a “modest kiss.”
“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,'” they wrote.
Moby, 46, joined Hailey's call for a
boycott in a tweet to his more than 1.3 million followers: “Southwest
air has kicked people off of their planes for: kissing, wearing baggy
pants, and being overweight. So: boycott southwest airlines.”
The twenty-six-year-old Osbourne swore
off the airline. “Dear @SouthwestAir ur archaic thinking makes me
sick! ur discrimination towards ur passengers is deplorable! i will
NEVER fly southwest!” she tweeted.
Lambert chides Southwest for booting Leisha Hailey, Camila Grey.)