Uber has had it’s fair share of public relations disasters in the past months. However, none have been as bad as this. Apparently, a gay couple, Corey Watts and Jordan Sloan, were travelling in an Uber cab on New Year’s Day when they were ordered out by the driver. The reason? Because the couple was kissing and cuddling in the vehicle.
According to the couple, when they asked why they were being ordered out, the driver allegedly said: “I take gays but they don’t normally do this.”
Just got asked to get out of an @Uber cab for kissing my boyfriend. Flipped my shit.
— Corey (@CoreyBlimey) January 1, 2015
An Uber Spokesperson issued the following statement:
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.