Leisha Hailey, an actress most recently seen on CSI but best known for her role on Showtime's The L Word, was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight today and immediately took to Twitter to complain that she and her girlfriend got the boot because of their sexual orientation.
Hailey says a flight attendant asked her and her partner to leave because they were kissing and, according to the stewardess, Southwest is a "family" airline.
"They don't like us," the actress Tweeted of the company's alleged "homophobic" policies.But Southwest has now replied and says its employees simply responded to passenger complains about the actress' "excessive" affection toward her girlfriend.
"Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all Customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behavior and not gender," the statement reads. "The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight.
We are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation."
Hailey should just be grateful she wasn't wearing baggy pants, too.