Stalinist social spying: Lena Dunham and an airline go full Soviet on ‘transphobic’ conversation

Stalinist social spying: Lena Dunham and an airline go full Soviet on ‘transphobic’ conversation
Lena Dunham (Image: YouTube screen grab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

[Ed. – Just a reminder of how close we sit to the edge today.  The Breitbart post calls out Dunham, but I’m appalled that the airline pursued this, wanting more information about a hearsay report there could be no way to verify, and there SHOULD be no way of pursuing.  Just apologize to Dunham and assure her of the airline’s policies — if you do anything at all.  Don’t ask a concern troll for more “details” about third parties who have no way of defending themselves.]

Actress and leftist activist Lena Dunham took to Twitter early Thursday morning to complain about American Airlines flight attendants she says were engaged in “transphobic talk” during a private conversation. …

The Girls star’s tweets “concerned” American Airlines and prompted the company to ask Dunham for more details about the alleged incident. The actress said she was walking to baggage claim when she overheard two female crew members talking “about how trans kids are a trend they’d never accept a trans child and transness is gross.”

“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,” Dunham wrote the airline in direct messages she later posted to social media.

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