Southwest: Actress was removed from plane for profanity, not kissing

In a second statement, the airline said two women—among them Leisha Hailey, star of ‘The L-Word’—used profanity loudly on a Southwest flight, prompting their removal.

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The airline issued a statement on Tuesday that said:

Additional reports from our Employees and Customers onboard flight 2274 during a stop in El Paso on Sunday now confirm profane language was being used loudly by two passengers. At least one family who was offended by the loud profanity moved to another area of the cabin. Although we have reports of what Customers characterize as an excessive public display of affection, ultimately their aggressive reaction led to their removal from the aircraft. We do not tolerate discrimination against anyone for any reason. In this situation, their removal was directly and solely related to the escalated conversation that developed onboard the aircraft.

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