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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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106.

CelebJustice    

The statement continues, "Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all Customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behavior and not gender.

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Oh SWA, didn't you know that Harvey/TMZ holds gays, lesbians and jews above all others. To offend them is to bring the wrath of Harvey upon you.

1067 days ago
107.

Azn    

Ahh playing the gay card again, in the UK there are so many gay couples that ask compensation because they were "discriminated" against. And of course the medium they use is Twitter, because they don't have the balls to go to the company face-to-face.

1067 days ago
108.

Birdsht    

Yuck! Looks like Kara from American Idol after putting too much coke/crank up one nostril. Change it up lady your making a dent in your head. Noone cares what you paw up on you own time, keep it off the plane full of people. Noone likes a look at me pig.

1067 days ago
109.

Jah36    

Good for Southwest! As noted, Southwest is a "family" airline. As such, they made the correct call. There could have been children exposed to this perverted behavior. I'm guessing this woman knew exactly what she was doing, which further illustrates how desperate homosexuals are to have their perverted behavior accepted by clear-minded Americans. It's just not going to happen, which is exactly why time after time, when the issue goes to the voters, it is soundly defeated...every time.

1067 days ago
110.

Renegade Talk    

Listen Sly Sone BROKE and Southwest throwing off a lesbian because of excessive behavior Renegade Talk

1067 days ago
111.

Flynn    

Come on! Shame on you! Pulling the "gay card" when you were a skank on a public plane? If you can't control your lust, go from the D-list to the A-list and charter a private plane. You diminish the gay card when you use it to justify your own coke induced sexual furvor. Put the bottle of Stoli down and fly sober next time. You embarrass us all, gay, straight or Chaz-tastic.

1067 days ago
112.

Dick    

Girl-on girl action. I wish I was on Southwest airlines!!!

1067 days ago
113.

Jah36    

Flynn: 28 minutes ago

That's what the "clear-minded Americans" said about civil rights in the 1960......s. Now there's a black president. It is going to happen with gay rights and soon. Deal with it. Gay president in 2084! Yes, 2084, let's be realistic.
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That's an erroneous comparison and I think you know it. You see, race and gender are non-transferable, immutable characteristics. When I wake up in the morning, I have no control over what color I am. We can all however, control our behavior. Nice try to caboose this perversion onto the civil rights movement of the 60's. Unfortunately it just doesn't pass the logic test. I can only imagine that African Americans and other racial minorities find such a ridiculous comparison offensive.

1067 days ago
114.

tellmeaboutit     

Oh boo hoo. It's more about people being ******** than who or what they're crawling all over. Grow the f***k up and learn how to behave in public.

1067 days ago
115.

tellmeaboutit     

the magic word was a-s-s- h-o-l-e-s...or do I have to say jackasses to make a point thru the tmz "censors" (which is funny anyway).

1067 days ago
116.

teedofftaxpayer    

Well if it was wrong for the Lesbians to do it, then it's going to be wrong for the straight to do it. Next time I'm on a flight and a couple (male/female) are going at I'll complain then we'll see what's what.

1067 days ago
117.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Suddenly, the two ladies seated next to each other became uncontrollable lesbians on a plane.

1067 days ago
118.

DavyVegas    

SouthStraight Airlines. STUPID!!!
SouthGay Airlines is the best airlines in the world.

1067 days ago
119.

wow ew    

Gay or straight, if you're making out with your partner as if there's going to be some intense sexual action then you need to not be on a plane in the first place. Give respect and get respect in return. Gotta love how some gay people shout HOMOPHOBE at just everything they can. Same with people who shout racist at everything lol

1067 days ago
120.

Kelly    

Any couple going at it in such a tight space would draw attention, simply because they were two women is insignificant.
I don't want to see it as I'm trapped on a plane 30 thousand feet up and unable to relocate no matter who it is.

Have some respect for others, It's not a trailer park in the sky!

1067 days ago
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