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Gay couple kicked out of Uber for 'kissing and cuddling'

2015-01-06
A gay couple were kicked out of their Uber taxi in London last week for kissing and cuddling each other. Corey Watts and Jordan Sloat were travelling from Covent Garden on the evening of January 1 when their driver reportedly pulled over and told them to get out of the car. stream_img Sloat, who is originally from Toronto, explained: "We were kissing and cuddled next to each other when a minute or two after picking us up he pulled over and told us to get out." When the couple questioned his decision, the driver allegedly said: "I take gays but they don't normally do this." Sloat added: "I've never had any homophobic stuff happen to me so I was caught off guard. You don't expect it to happen in one of the world's biggest cities. I wanted to understand what he was thinking so I asked the driver: 'Would you do the same thing if it was a guy or a girl?'" 23-year-old Watts described the driver's actions as an example of "disgusting homophobia". An Uber spokesperson told ITV News: "Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination either by our partner drivers or towards our partner drivers. "We opened an investigation from the moment we learned of this unacceptable incident and have been in contact with the rider to extended our sincere apologies and get further information. The driver concerned has been suspended from the Uber platform." More Stories: > London university loses funding over homophobic leaflets > Brit jailed in Morocco for being gay calls ordeal “hell on earth”