Chris Cornell will Always Love You, Regardless of Your Sexual Orientation

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Longtime Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is winning a heap of (deserved) praise for scolding a homophobic traveler. According to the New York Post, Cornell was waiting in the Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle's airport when he stepped in during a verbal fracas:

Witnesses said Cornell jumped into action when a man in a business suit "called another man a queer when he overheard him make a pro-Obama statement. Cornell stepped up in the packed lounge and slammed the guy for making anti-gay comments."

According to a passenger in the lounge, Cornell said, "You're a [prick]. You deliberately called him a queer to make him feel uncomfortable in front of a lot of people."

The witness said security came and the offending suit was asked to leave. The other man and Alaska reps thanked Cornell for his help, the source added.

As it turns out, the fundraiser Cornell was traveling to was the venue where he performed one of the better-received renditions of "I Will Always Love You" since Whitney Houston's death. One video of the performance has over 737,000 hits since it was uploaded to YouTube last week:

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Jimbo Slice
Jimbo Slice

This is a HORRIBLE story. I guarantee that the guy in the suit was kidding around and the dude from that Rage Against the Machine cover band just jumped in the middle of it and blew it out of proportion. 

First off, the accused fairy was talking politics in a public space. Screw that guy. The two things that you never talk about in front of people you don't know is politics and the Great Pumpkin. The guy in the suit didn't even use the word that gives GLAAD butthurt, he used the word "queer." No one uses "queer" in a serious tone. Then Black Hole Sun guy went "WHOA WHOA WHOA. Two guys exercising their freedom of speech, one of them said something that I personally did not like? I better take a big stinky-poo in the middle of the lounge and get this guy thrown out for no other reason than I'm that one guy that couldn't fill Zack de la Rocha's shoes and I don't like a word he used."

The airline should apologize to the business suit guy for allowing that dude we all wish had died instead of Kurt Cobain to be in the same room as him

Tom R
Tom R

Wow! Perhaps some anger management therapy might be helpful for you.

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