Uber driver sacked for ejecting lesbian passengers

Uber driver sacked for ejecting lesbian passengers September 9, 2019

DECLARING that lesbians kissing ‘offended her beliefs,’ an hysterical New Jersey Uber driver ordered two  women out of her car.

The driver, identified only as “Cynthia”, is now seeking new employment after the company said:

Uber does not tolerate discrimination in any form and we have been in contact with this rider. We removed the driver’s access to the app as soon as we were made aware of this incident.

One of the woman involved – Kristin Michele, above left, with Jenn Marie – filmed the driver going postal, and posted it on her Facebook page, saying:

This woman picked me up as my uber driver. We took off. I gave my girlfriend a kiss on the cheek and she pulled the car over and said ‘you need to get out of my car.’ I asked why. She said ‘I won’t have that in my car.’ I asked what she was referring to. She said ‘you need to get out of my car because you are gay.’

The women were on their way to a Zac Brown Band concert Friday night in Camden when one of the women leaned over and gave the other woman a kiss on the cheek.

After that, the driver pulled over and demanded they get out.

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  • barriejohn

    What exactly is it that they are frightened of?

  • WallofSleep

    Seeing people they despise being treated equally.

  • Conuly


  • What if she’d been carrying a grandmother and grandchild, and had seen the adult ‘kiss’ the child?

    India is one of a few major countries in which any kiss in public can be considered shocking.
    Don’t know about Japan – according to Manga & Anime, even an “indirect Kiss” can be found to cause alarm.


  • Raymond Metcalfe

    I wonder if she was jealous?

  • Boglify

    What happens with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (kiss of life) in these backward places? Kiss of death? Male to female only?

  • Judgeforyourself37

    The Uber driver was working in the US, not India! That Uber driver should remember the old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Two people, lesbian, gay or trans kissing is not a violation of any law. I am glad that President Obama encouraged the SCOTUS to make Marriage Equality a Law. Being LBGT in the USA is acceptable to most thinking citizens of the USA.
    Yes, there are religious groups that find this offensive, but so far we have a separation of church and state. I hope that it stays that way.

  • C_Alan_Nault

    yeah. But not if one of them was Ellen Degeneres.

  • Syzygy

    Love between 2 women is a wonderful thing.
    The trick is getting between them.

  • NikkiofAmystika

    A kiss on the cheek? FFS, people kiss family members and friends on the cheek all the time! *rolls eyes*

  • Looks like in India it all resolves on whether its recognized as a legitimate medical procedure – whatever the gender disposition.

    I would assume that in strict Islamic countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Aceh in Indonesia – medical intervention must comply with same gender medic-to-patient only being allowed.

    I only introduced the Anime example for entertainment value only. It turns out that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is treated as being as controversial a subject as a kiss-in-public, or a “Indirect Kiss” in Anime:


  • You post: “The Uber driver was working in the US, not India!. . .
    Of that fact in particular, I was aware. But not everyone posting here confines their content to the Title Subject – that would be so boring!

    Myself, I would choose a legitimate Taxi over a Uber, Lyft, Motivate (owned by Lyft), Ola, Careem, Didi, Taxify or Yandex.Taxi.- or (Additionally) Lime, Bird or Skip.

    My reasons for this revolve around the more professional standards that Taxi Drivers must comply with – although I’m only familiar with this issue in Australia. I have not been abroad, and thusly needing international Taxis services, since 1979.

    Its quite possible that having an issue such as this occur would be much, more unlikely in Australia.

    NB- I only introduced other-Nation Standards, and Entertainment Tropes common to Japanese Anime, for a lighter viewpoint.

    If you are going to confine your attention solely to individual obnoxious topics, without ever straying to the sidelines, your life may be confined to states of anger, and of depression. Even Reader’s Digest had a regular column entitled “On The Lighter Side“.

  • Boglify

    Thanks for the update.

  • towercam

    I’m glad Uber did the right thing, this time.
    Uber isn’t out of the dog house by any means, just yet.