Delta Censors Gay Kiss In "Carol" For Passengers

The Oscar-nominated Carol is based in the virulently homophobic 1950s, and it seems Delta Air Lines' policy regarding the movie is too. 

Passengers took to Twitter this week to complain that the in-flight version of the movie has scrubbed the kiss between actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara that's seen in the un-censored version of the film. 

That's not all. Apparently Delta employs a homophobic double-standard, allowing heterosexual BDSM scenes while removing a same-sex kiss:

For its part, Delta was quick to comment on the drama by issuing a statement to After Ellen. It reads:

“There were two versions of this film that the studio makes available–one that is edited and one that is not edited. The edited version removes two explicit scenes that do not meet our guidelines. The edited version also removes all kissing. The other version is fully non-edited and includes the kissing, but it also includes the explicit scenes.  Unfortunately, Delta doesn’t have the rights to edit the movie, or to make the decision to keep some of that content (e.g. kissing).

Because of the explicit scenes included in the non-edited version, we chose the edited version. This is consistent with what is available to all airlines.”

What do you think of Delta's explanation? 

(Via Towleroad)