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Leisha Hailey's call for Southwest boycott backed by Kelly Osbourne, Moby

Leisha Hailey's call for a boycott against Southwest Airlines over kicking her and girlfriend Camila Grey off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing has the endorsement of reality star Kelly Osbourne and musician Moby.

Hailey, who is best known for playing Alice Pieszecki on Showtime's groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word, and Grey form the duo Uh Huh Her.

The women were removed from their flight after several passengers complained that their behavior was "excessive," the airline initially said in a statement. But in a statement given to CNN, Southwest said the couple was removed for their "aggressive reaction" and insisted it does not discriminate against gay people.

The women accused the airline of discrimination, saying they only shared a "modest kiss."

"We find it very disturbing that the same airline who lauds itself as being LGBT friendly has twisted an upsetting incident that happened into our behavior being 'too excessive,'" they wrote.

Moby, 46, joined Hailey's call for a boycott in a tweet to his more than 1.3 million followers: "Southwest air has kicked people off of their planes for: kissing, wearing baggy pants, and being overweight. So: boycott southwest airlines."

The twenty-six-year-old Osbourne swore off the airline. "Dear @SouthwestAir ur archaic thinking makes me sick! ur discrimination towards ur passengers is deplorable! i will NEVER fly southwest!" she tweeted.

Related: Adam Lambert chides Southwest for booting Leisha Hailey, Camila Grey

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