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Delta will restore same-sex love scenes in airplane cuts of 'Booksmart' and 'Rocketman'


Delta Airlines faced public backlash after plane passengers realized the edited airline versions of movies like Booksmart and Rocketman deleted same-sex love scenes that were included in the original cuts of the films. On November 1, Delta announced that it would restore those scenes and make sure their entertainment content processes are more thoroughly scrutinized.

It all started when several passengers tried to watch the movies on their flights and tweeted out that those scenes had been excluded from the in-flight versions of the movies. In Booksmart, actor Kaitlyn Dever makes out with a woman in a bathroom in a clumsy scene. And one passenger tweeted that on Delta, "Rocketman is stripped of almost every gay reference or scene that @eltonofficial fought to keep in the film's mainstream release, including a simple chaste kiss."