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Southwest to 'L-Word' Star

Passengers Complained About

"Excessive" Lesbian PDA

9/26/2011 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Southwest Airlines
claims it only kicked a lesbian "L-Word" actress off a flight today after multiple passengers complained about her "excessive" affectionate behavior with another woman.

As we previously reported, Leisha Hailey went on a Twitter rampage hours ago -- claiming a flight attendant booted her and her GF for kissing on the plane ... because SW is a "family" airline.

Now, SWA has released a statement ... explaining, "Initial reports indicate that we received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive."

The statement continues, "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."

Still, SWA notes, "We are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation."

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76.

Karl    

So much for free licker in first class. Guess they chose the cookie over the nuts? I heard they were made to use the emergency exit because South West doesn't believe they should be allowed to walk down the aisle.
@My2centsworth4u

1059 days ago
77.

mary    

Give those gays an inch and they'll take a mile. They are proud of what they should be ashamed about....and flaunt it. Ugh and Ugh and Ugh again.

1059 days ago
78.

Soot    

...except neither Leisha nor her gf said anything about "making out," nor did the stewardess bring up anything about any passengers being offended and raising complaints when she approached them. Sounds like Southwest has an attendant who felt uncomfortable with two women showing affection.

1059 days ago
79.

gutsygirl    

Get.A.Room.

1059 days ago
80.

Cujeaux    

If you act like a lunatic on a plane you will be treated like one. If she can't act appropriately in the future they should ban her from flying altogether.

1059 days ago
81.

Rogue Warrior    

Flyboy needs to get in someones fly, that's why he's so upset....

1059 days ago
82.

Rogue Warrior    

One little properly placed bomb by our military, would remove and sink the state of CA before anyone could evacuate or ejaculate, problem solved!

1059 days ago
83.

Joao    

HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!! HOMOPHOBIC!!!

1059 days ago
84.

capsi    

BRAVO Southwest!!!
Nobody needs to engage in this kind of behavior on board an airplane, regardless of homo- or hetero, in desperate need of publicity or not. Dear (whatever her name is)face it, your career tanked, and nothing can resurrect it.

1059 days ago
85.

Sally    

I think she's making a WAY bigger issue out of this than it should be. I personally don't want to watch ANYONE in a makeout session, gay or straight, and especially cooped up in a plane where I can't even get away from the situaion. Sorry, chickie, but I'm on their side!!

1059 days ago
86.

en Todo Momento!!    

must only be dumb people who fly southwest. i would have busted out my video camera, taped the whole thing, then sold it on the internet. this is 2011. new rules. make money.

1059 days ago
87.

SanSet    

My question is this....Can't these bitches afford anything better than SOUTHWEST? I mean really???? Southwest is for the poor people like me!

1059 days ago
88.

Mazor    

Most lipstick lesbians are just straight chicks that hate men and love attention.

Just like this b*tch.

1059 days ago
89.

Debangor    

She should stop flaunting her sexual preferences. An airplane is not an appropriate place for any PDA. She was probably just looking for attention so she could get publicity. I don't want to be a witness to any PDA on an airplane, gay or straight.

1059 days ago
90.

brian    

southwest was right she is a brat they would have kicked a man and woman off carrying on,her words were they are a family airline,i will fly with them more often

1059 days ago
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