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Passengers Kicked Off Planes Trend

11/21/2011 07:18 AM ET

Passengers Kicked Off Planes - Passengers continue a trend of being kicked off planes by air carriers. The latest famous person to be kicked off a plane is lesbian actress Leisha Hailey along with her partner.

Southwest Airlines says Hailey’s behavior was the reason why the staff asked her to leave. She has responded to remarks made by airline officials, suggesting she and her partner were showing “excessive” public display of affection to other passengers on the flight.

The “L Word” star demanded an apology from airline bosses after she was kicked off a flight on Monday September 26th, claiming she was asked to leave the plane for simply kissing her partner, Camila Grey, onboard.

In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she raged, “I have been discriminated against by a Southwest Air. Flt. attendant who said that it was a ‘family’ airline and kissing was not ok.

“This is an outrage. I demand a public apology by SouthwestAir and a refund. Hate is not a family value. I will never fly this airline. We were escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue. SouthwestAir endorses homophobic employees. No one made her accountable.”

Southwest bosses were quick to address the controversy, admitting Hailey was asked to leave the flight, but only after other passengers complained about her “excessive” behavior. Hailey is arguing that her behavior was not excessive like the airline is calling it but merely just a kiss between her and her partner. She writes, “In no way were our actions on Southwest Airlines excessive, inappropriate or vulgar. We want to make it clear we were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle of ourselves; it was one, modest kiss.

Other celebrity passengers asked to leave planes include, Green Day front man Billie Joe was kicked off a Southwest flight for wearing saggy pants! In the end Southwest Airlines reached out to apologize to Billie Joe. Whitney Houston was asked to exit after refused to buckle her seatbelt on a Delta flight.

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