Watch: ‘Heterophobic’ taxi driver turns the tables on straight people

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A video has been released of a cab driver making ‘heterophobic’ comments – in a bid to show what gay people put up with.

The clip, released by smartphone taxi app Hailo, sees a number of people get into a cab rigged with hidden cameras.

The prank turns the tables on a number of recent incidents where gay couples have been thrown out of cars for kissing – by targeting straight people instead.

The driver takes a phone call from a colleague, who rants to him about “straight couples” in the back of the car that were “holding hands”.

He says: “I wouldn’t have them in the car, and that would be the end of it.”

When challenged, he says: “We don’t usually take heteros in the car, you know? Nothing against them, don’t get me wrong I’m not a heterophobe.

“We have an uncle that’s straight. We don’t talk to him that much.

“It was Cain and Abel you know? It wasn’t Jane and Abel.”

The company is also offering users in Ireland free trips to the polling station on Friday, to vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage.

It said: “At Hailo, all our drivers are stars. But when we had an idea to show just how ridiculous discrimination is, one driver in particular shone through. Introducing the Heterophobic Taxi Driver. See to book your free taxi to the polls on 22nd May! #DriveForEquality”

Rival company Uber suspended a London driver earlier this month for claiming there were “no gays allowed” in his car, while two other drivers were suspended in January over similar incidents.