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Chris Cornell Defends Stranger Against Anti-Gay Bullying in Seattle Airport

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell recently spoke up to defend a fellow passenger in the Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after the passenger was called a “queer” by another passenger.

PerezHilton.com reports:

When a guy in a business suit called another man a queer after he overheard him make a pro-Obama statement, Cornell vocally stepped up in the packed lounge and slammed the guy for making anti-gay comments. [Cornell said] “You’re a prick. You deliberately called him a queer to make him feel uncomfortable in front of a lot of people,” noted another passenger in the lounge.

Another witness to the event said airport security asked the man who made the anti-gay comment to leave. Both the passenger who was bullied and officials from Alaska Airlines thanked Cornell for his assistance.

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