Lyft bans driver after Drag Race star says they were ‘kicked out for being gay’
Lyft has banned a driver after a RuPaul’s Drag Race star claimed they were kicked out of a car for being gay.
Jay Rivera appeared on Season 9 of Logo reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race as the drag queen Aja.
The professional drag queen, who is set to star in the next season of Drag Race All Stars, was allegedly discriminated against during a ride with Uber clone Lyft.
Rivera’s partner, who goes by the name Lizard Lemon, took to Twitter to make the allegation.
He said: “Me and @ajaqueen were told to get out a @lyft for being gay. Not kidding. The driver asked us to leave after kissing. In New York City. Really really disappointing”.
After angry Drag Race fans barraged the company with complaints, Lyft reached out to the couple – asking them to officially report the incident.
Within hours, a spokesperson confirmed that the driver involved had been blocked from using the platform.
A spokesperson for Lyft said: “We have zero tolerance for any type of discrimination on our platform, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming community.
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