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American Airlines Investigates ‘Transphobic’ Flight Attendants Following Lena Dunham Complaint

Actress and progressive activist Lena Dunham was waiting for a flight in New York’s JFK airport on Wednesday when she allegedly overheard two American Airlines flight attendants having a “transphobic talk.”

Rather than confront and enlighten the misguided airline employees, Dunham went straight to the top and issued a complaint with American Airlines via Twitter.

The airline vowed to investigate the allegations but eventually concluded that they were “unable to substantiate” Dunham’s assertion, according to Fox News.

“We always look into complaints from customers, but at this time, we are unable to substantiate these allegations,” American Airlines said.

ABC News reported that Dunham’s Instagram story appeared to show her flying out of Terminal 4, where Delta airlines operates. American Airlines, however, operates out of JFK’s Terminal 8.

The airline assured their customers of their commitment to diversity in a statement to ABC News.

“From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity is a way of life at American Airlines. Every day, our team members work to make American a place where people of all generations, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious affiliations and backgrounds feel welcome and valued.”

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