Lena Dunham calls out American Airlines flight attendants for ‘transphobic talk’

Lena Dunham was tweeting about her flight delay and jokingly comparing it to the Lord of the Flies when a more serious matter caught her attention. The Girls creator said she overheard two American Airlines flight attendants “having a transphobic talk.”

“At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir,” tweeted Lena Dunham in the early morning hours on Thursday. “That was worst part of this night.”

American Airlines said Dunham’s comments had them “concerned” and asked her to direct message with more details. Dunham obliged, explaining that she had been flying a different airline and was walking to baggage claim when 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.”

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

The company asked Dunham for more specific details on where she heard the conversation and said they would look into the matter.

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