So why did that NYC taxi driver Medhat Mohamed throw out a couple of gay passengers in Harlem? Because he was concerned that, after seeing them hugging, he was going to have to watch them have sex in the backseat!
“I wanted to pay attention to getting them to their destination instead of worrying if they were going to have sex or not,” says Mohamed of passenger Paul Bruno and the male fella he shared a hug with in the backseat en route to a birthday party. “They kept hugging and kissing. He was almost sitting on his lap. And I said, ‘OK, guys, come on, I’m driving.'”
And because he wants to avoid any discrimination charges, he insists he would’ve tossed any passenger, hetero too, if he saw them canoodling through the rearview.
His boss begs to differ:
But the owner of his taxi medallion said Mohamed is Muslim and “in our religion, we can’t handle that stuff.”
Mahmoud Elnefnawy, who runs Astoria Express Management, added, “There’s no kissing allowed in the cab. A man has to be a man.”