By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com February 20 2012 1:55 PM ET
Chris Cornell, frontman for the band Soundgarden, has scolded a man who called another man a "queer" after the man made "a pro-Obama statement" in the Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle Airport, according to Perez Hilton.
In a blog post dated February 16, Hilton quotes a source saying, “Chris Cornell was spotted breaking up a fight in the Alaska Airlines lounge in the Seattle airport last night. When a guy in a business suit called another man a queer after he overheard him make a pro-Obama statement, Cornell vocally stepped up in the packed lounge and slammed the guy for making anti-gay comments.”
Cornell reportedly confronted that man, saying, "You're a prick. You deliberately called him a queer to make him feel uncomfortable in front of a lot of people."
Hilton reports that security asked the man who made the offending comment to leave the lounge and other passengers in the lounge thanked Cornell for his intervention.
At a fundraiser for President Obama the same day, Cornell performed a version of "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Watch the performance below.