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OLIVIA WILDE SLAMS AIRLINE FOR EDITING OUT LESBIAN KISS IN ‘BOOKSMART’

Booksmart director Olivia Wilde is airing her displeasure over news that several airlines have opted to edit out the film's lesbian scene.

She was alerted to the censorship by a fan who told her on social media that the "hookup scene" between actresses Kaitlyn Dever and Diana Silvers was taken out, while romantic scenes between male and female characters were allowed to remain.

"Tried watching Booksmart on the plane and they cut the ENTIRE lesbian hookup scene like not even a KISS was allowed!" the fan wrote, adding, "oh but don't worry guys, the Straights got their kiss."

Wilde responded, calling the decision a "bummer" and noting that there was "no nudity."

Later, the fan said that she had been flying with Etihad Airlines. Others have come forward saying Delta and Emirates flights also edited out the lesbian scene. Delta defended itself in a statement to People, saying it hires a third-party editing company.

"Delta's content parameters do not in any way ask for the removal of homosexual content from the film," the airline statement read. "We value diversity and inclusion as core to our culture and our mission and will review our processes to ensure edited video content doesn't conflict with these values."

Meanwhile, some Delta fliers are speaking out on social media saying their film wasn't cut … and wondering if only certain flight routes featured the edited film.