As some of my fellow L Word fanatics may know, character Alice Pieszecki was one of the most loveable and badass characters to ever be scripted in the drama series. Alice, played by musician and actress Leisha Hailey, was a journalist turned podcaster for the infamous OurChart: the electronic reminder of lesbian flings gone bad and drunken, or sober, one-night stands. Along with being a journalist and podcaster, Hailey’s character becomes a sort of LGBTQ activist once landing a hosting gig on fictional daytime talk show The Look.
Now, as many of us may know, actors seem to draw inspiration from within themselves when getting into character. But, how much alike are Pieszecki and Hailey? Apparently, they are two peas in a super awesome super lesbian pod. Like Alice, Leisha Hailey stands up for who she is when faced alleged prejudice that may affect the entire LGBTQ community. Just last week, Hailey was booted off of a Southwest Airlines plane. Hailey and her girlfriend were asked to leave the craft after complaints were made accusing the couple of inappropriate kissing. What Hailey called “modest,” Southwest dubbed “excessive”. Before escorting them off, the flight attendant informed the couple that Southwest is a “family” airline.
The tongue-lashing Hailey gave to the Southwest flight attendant was only the beginning of her anti- discrimination campaign. The ex L Word star took to Twitter in an outrage demanding the airline be boycotted. A short while later the self-proclaimed LGBT friendly airline released a statement apologizing and stating “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… We are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation.”
Can you say bullsh*t. To me, this is a classic example of a company trying to save their ass by releasing some professionally fluffed apology with not a single ounce of sincerity. Was it the kissing that was making other passengers uncomfortable or was it the fact that they were both women? I’d love to know what you think and leave me some comments or respond to the poll below.
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