Lena Dunham Reports Flight Attendants for Saying 'Transness Is Gross'
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Liberal actress Lena Dunham is on the warpath against "transphobic talk." When she overheard two American Airlines flight attendants discussing transgender issues among themselves, she contacted American Airlines to officially report the employees who dared question the liberal orthodoxy.
Ironically, Dunham had just waited an hour on a plane, and was then forced to get off. She gave the airline a pass for that, but she publicly denounced two flight attendants for their unacceptable "transphobic talk."
Importantly, the flight attendants — while dressed in their uniforms — were not overseeing a group of passengers or interacting with transgender people. They were just passing by, talking among themselves in the airport hallway. Dunham wants a say over what these women can tell each other — not in the presence of others, but just as they stroll along in an airport.
"At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity, American Airlines. That was the worst part of this night," Dunham tweeted, after being allowed to board a plane, waiting for an hour, and then being forced off of it. Hearing "transphobic talk" was worse than being forced off an airplane after an hour of sitting.
That wasn't enough for Dunham, however. She sent a Twitter message to American Airlines, effectively requesting that the airline fire its "transphobic" employees.
"Hi! I heard 2 female attendants walking talking about how trans kids are a trend they'd never accept a trans kid and transness is gross," Dunham said in a message to the airline. "I think it reflects badly on uniformed employees of your company to have that kind of dialogue going on. What if a trans teen was walking behind them?"
Dunham later shared a screenshot of the company's response. American Airlines thanked her for the info, and promised, "We're passing this along to our team to review."
In a statement to ABC News, American Airlines confirmed that an investigation is taking place.
"We are looking into these allegations," the airline told ABC News. "From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity is a way of life at American Airlines. Every day, our team members work to make American a place where people of all generations, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious affiliations and backgrounds feel welcome and valued."