As reported on DIVA earlier this week, the furore erupted via
micro-logging site Twitter after Hailey accused the company -
Southwest Airlines - of banning her from the flight after publicly
kissing her female partner.
It has since transpired that the female partner in question is
fellow Uh Huh Her bandmate Camila Grey - adding fuel to rumours
that it was a PR stunt for their forthcoming live dates.
At the time, Hailey tweeted: "I have been discriminated against
by @SouthwestAir. Flt. [sic] attendant 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 [sic].
But now, the airline have responded by saying that the two women
swore after being reprimanded for kissing 'inappropriately'.
"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," the airline
"Although we have reports of what customers characterise as an
excessive public display of affection, ultimately their aggressive
reaction led to their removal from the aircraft."
Hailey and Grey acknowledged that they became upset after the
flight attendant reprimanded them and told them Southwest is a
family airline, according to 9 News MSN.
"We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the
flight attendant," their statement said. "No matter how quietly
homophobia is whispered, it doesn't make it any less loud."
Hailey and Gray said they plan to file a formal complaint with