Kelly Osbourne boycotts Southwest airlines for discriminating against lesbians

Updated: Sep 28, 2011, 17:49 PM IST

Washington: Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter and singer Kelly Osbourne is boycotting US airline Southwest for kicking a lesbian actress and her partner off their plane for an inappropriate display of affection in public.

The accused star, Leisha Hailey demanded an apology from officials at Southwest Airlines after the incident and called for the gay community to boycott the company for discriminating against them.

“Since when is showing affection towards someone you love illegal? Boycott @SouthwestAir if you are gay. They don’t like us,” she tweeted.

Kelly, 26, is one of the first celebrities to show her support and writing on her Tweeter page saying, “Dear @SouthwestAir ur archaic thinking makes me sick! ur discrimination towards ur passengers is deplorable! i will Never fly southwest!”

“America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave! so why when someone tries 2 be brave & free do u knock them down?” she wrote.

The bosses at Southwest have retorted to the controversy, saying that Hailey was asked to unboard the flight after passenger complained about her “excessive behaviour”, Contactmusic reported.

ANI