What started as a typical ride from point A to point B ended in an unforgettable act of discrimination for Corey Watts and Jordan Sloan recently in London.
They were traveling from Covent Garden at around 8 p.m. on New Year’s Day when the driver pulled over and told them to get out of the car.
“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,” Sloan told ITV News.
They asked him why they were getting the boot, and the driver allegedly told them, “I take gays but they don’t normally do this,” essentially the I’m OK with gay people as long as they don’t flaunt their lifestyle in my face equivalent of cab driving.
The two, both in their early 20s, were understandably shaken.
Sloan, from Toronto, Canada, said, “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 and a girl?'”
That’s when the driver drove off.
Shortly afterwards, they got an email receipt for the ride they’d been charged for.
Uber refunded their money, and has suspended the driver pending an investigation into the incident.
A spokesperson for the ride-sharing service said: “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.”
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We still have a loooooong way to go. But, nothing to get bent out of shape for. I like Uber’s actions, per this write-up.
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It seems the driver was an Uberdouchebag…………
They are adorable. This happened to me in China. And I wasn’t even kissing, I was just perfumed and together with another gay guy.
All I can say is I’m glad this happened or we’d never have seen their picture. Hope they weren’t too shaken up!
So if they were not so hot, would gays still care??
Yeah… But they are at another level of hotness.
This incident is unacceptable, Uber has had a decent response, and my God this has to be the hottest gay couple in the UK.
I saw Corey shirtless and literally gasped. If you haven’t seen it, go to his Twitter or Instagram page. You won’t regret it.
It’s so foreign to me that a person would be repulsed by these two gorgeous men making out. That driver doesn’t realize there are people who would literally pay to see it.
The driver was turned on by their actions and could not accept his feelings. That’s why he threw them out.
Query wouldn’t give a crap if the victims weren’t hot
@QJ201: arrgh, spell check QUEERTY
While this was obviously a bad response on the part of the Uber driver, let us be real here. They got kicked out of a taxi. In Jamaica gay people are beaten to death by mobs in the street. In Russia, by police and neo-Nazis. If their bubble is so thick as to be shaken by this kind of incident, I envy them the life they’ve been privileged to lead.
I would stop the car and begin Jacking Off, because they are really cute.
Uber owner creates a mysogynistic culture – not surprised it also attracts a few homophobes. And OMG, who WOULDN’T wanna see these two cuddling?! They’re enough to make any straight guy think twice lol…
I don’t think we know the full story.
Living in NYC I have straight friends who have been kicked out of cabs for bad behavior….too drunk, getting sick and making out aggressively. Many NYC cab drivers have cultural morals regarding PDA and especially over the top PDA whether gay or straight.
Why should drivers have to put up with people of any sexuality getting randy in the back of their cab?
I’m supsicious since we now know about these “hot” guys twitter accounts and instagrams if this wasn’t simply done as a way of getting fame and followers. Oh millenials!!
I disagree with Laura. I think PDA are to be allowed, no matter what. There is no such thing as an indecent kiss or embrace. Only if you grab certain parts or get undressed, then it becomes more than PDA. Enthusiasm is not a sin.
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Laura, a cab driver is performing a public accomodation, as such he is obligated to provide the service as long as the customer is not breaking any laws and paying for said accomodation. Personal beliefs are not permitted in providing service. Once they get into the cab he has to perform his duties as a driver and transport the passengers to their desired location………..
I can virtually guarantee the driver is a muslim……..These subhuman creatures feel they have the right to impose their beliefs on the rest of the population. They have tortured,killed, and imprisoned countless Gays……….
To the whiners acting like this is about attractiveness, yes they are, but Queerty regularly covers these type of stories
Yeah and plenty of black people still can’t get a cab in the first place. Why is this news?
@Captain Obvious: Captain Obvious, I love your comments and I think I want to marry you, or fool around – big time!
@Tackle: For the record, I’d care no matter their looks, even if they had the figure and face of Chris Christie.
This didn’t happen in Iran or Saudi Arabia, it happened in London, a huge metropolitan capitol of a free-thinking country which has rights and protections for LGBT citizens and visitors, and that’s part of what makes this so very shocking.
I’m glad that Uber seems to be taking the complaint seriously. I do wish that one of the guys had perhaps recorded the incident or even part of it on their cell phone. As we’ve learned recently, a video can really make a difference in today’s world.
I am gay and I do tr and be discreet. There really is no need to make a spectacle and most str8 couples dont do it in public either. I personally dont want 4 or 5 year olds asking questions at such a young age. Its just my opinion, but some restraint is appropriate in my opinion. Only 10% of the population is gay and I think really is cool There is no reason to push our lifestyle in peoples faces. People who are not homophobic even dont like PDA with gays. I know I ama going to get pummeled on this but I am not a big believer is shouting Im gay from the rooftops and in peoples faces.
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