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Lena Dunham Calls Out American Airlines Employees for Alleged 'Transphobic Talk'

Thursday Aug 3, 2017

Lena Dunham took to Twitter early Thursday morning to take aim at American Airline employees who were allegedly engaging in "transphobic talk."

The "Girls" star said she was waiting at an airport after a flight delay when she overheard two flight attendants allegedly making negative remarks about trans youth.

"At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir," she tweeted. "That was worst part of this night."

The Hollywood Reporter notes American Airlines' Twitter account responded to Dunham, saying they were "concerned" and asked to direct message them with more details.

After doing so, she shared screen shots of the exchange, where she explained to the company she was flying a different airline and was walking to baggage claim where she overheard two female attendants walking and talking "about how trans kids are a trend they'd never accept a trans child and transness is gross."

"I think it reflects badly on uniformed employees of your company to have that kind of dialogue going on," the actress went on to say. "What if a trans teen was walking behind them? Awareness starts at home but jobs can set standards of practice."

Find Dunham's tweets about the alleged incident below.


  • stelmo, 2017-08-03 10:37:36

    I’m getting a little tired of people (not just celebrities) posting to social media when they have a beef with a commercial enterprise. First, contact the offending "party" personally. If you feel they aren’t taking it seriously, take a breath before posting. I’m thinking it’s more about their ego the the offense!

  • stelmo, 2017-08-03 16:13:55

    So I guess we no longer have free speech in this country. Right? When eavesdropping on a conversation and then attempting to ostracize people for the content of their private conversations is acceptable, then I guess we are living in "1984".

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