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Monday, February 20, 2012

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

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 7:06 AM

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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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