August 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘Carol’ lesbian kissing scenes censored on select airlines
(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

Delta Airlines has been offering “Carol” as an on-flight viewing option, but the relationship between Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara is missing some kissing.

Lesbian comedian Cameron Esposito was enjoying watching “Carol” during a Delta flight when she noticed the two main characters weren’t locking lips.

Delta Airlines’ Corporate Communications representative Liz Savadelis spoke with After Ellen about Delta’s decision to choose the edited version.

“There were two versions of this film that the studio makes available – one that is edited and one that is not edited,” Savadelis says. “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.”

“Carol” scriptwriter Phyllis Nagy tweeted that American Airlines and United opted for the uncensored version of the film.

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

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