A lesbian couple faced some serious discrimination on Saturday, and it shows that it could happen anywhere.
Uber has made some mistakes in the past, but this one has drawn a lot of attention to the company this week. Emma Piche and Alex Lovine called an Uber to take them to East Village(New York), but on the way, they ended up getting kicked out by their driver for a quick kiss in the backseat of his car.
According to the two, the kiss was very quick. "We got over the Manhattan Bridge into the city. We were sitting on opposite sides of the backseat. At one point we leaned over and pecked kiss, very fast." said Pichi, and added that five minutes later, their driver "pulled the cab over and said, 'you should not do that... do not do that."
They also added that the driver even ended up yelling at them, saying they were being disrespectful to them. To diffuse the situation, the two left the car and immediately sent complaints to the company, and even submitted their concerns to New York City's Human Rights Commission. Uber responded by saying that the company doesn't tolerate that kind of behavior and that the driver is currently under investigation for them to take an appropriate action.
What's shocking about this story is how this happened in New York City, a melting pot where many cultures can all blend together without judgment, but this story shows that discrimination can happen anywhere.