London Hairdressers, Sam Simon, 36 (pictured above), and his friend Santiago Figeuroa, 20, were travelling from Chelsea back to Greenwich when the incident occurred. Two gay friends were forced out of a Uber Taxi for ‘pecking’ each other on the lips.
When the cab driver saw Santiago put his arm around Sam and kiss him – he stopped the car and reportedly shouted ‘Man should not kiss man’ a number of times before telling them to leave the taxi.
Mr Simon said: ‘We didn’t get out and told him to do his job and take us home but he refused to drive and kept yelling at us.
‘It was not like we were all over each other. It was just a peck on the lips and an arm round my shoulder.
‘I love Uber – it’s a great service, but this was unacceptable. I’m a pretty tough guy, while this was inappropriate, it didn’t ruin my night. But it did ruin my friend’s night, and I worry about other people being treated like that.
An Uber spokeswoman told the Evening Standard: ‘As a company we do not tolerate any form of discrimination whatsoever, and we have been in contact with this rider to offer our support.
‘Uber prides itself on providing the highest quality, safest and most convenient service, so we take any incident where we fall short very seriously.
‘In any incident, such as this, we suspend the driver in question while we investigate.’