LONDON – Corey Watts and Jordan Sloat, the proud gay couple, were traveling from Covent Garden in London when driver kicked them out of the Uber car for cuddling and kissing.
Mr Sloat told ITV News:
“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 asked why they were being evicted from the cab, the driver allegedly replied: “I take gays but they don’t normally do this.”
Watts, a 23-year-old hair stylist from Cardiff, said he was a bit “hot-headed” when he heard what the driver had said, accusing him of “disgusting homophobia”.
Sloat, 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 or a girl?'”
Sloat said the driver then drove away.
Uber released a statement saying:
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.”