Director Kevin Smith Booted from Flight for Being Too Fat
The wacky director took to his Twitter to fight back in a series of angry (and funny!) rants.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
When Kevin Smith, the writer, actor and director better known as Silent Bob was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight over the weekend for being too fat to fly, he released a tidal wave of rage against the airline via Twitter, which became the funniest thing on the Web this weekend.
“You [messed] with the wrong sedentary processed-foods eater!” Smith exclaimed in a Tweet directed at Southwest. Smith had already been seated on the plane when he was asked to leave, and said he felt like he was singled out.
“I broke no regulation, offered no ‘safety risk’ (what, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?)” Smith wrote. “I saw someone bigger than me on THAT flight! But I wasn’t about to throw a fellow Fatty under the plane as I’m being profiled. But he & I made eye contact, & he was like ‘Please don’t tell…’”
Smith admitted that he had bought two tickets for himself for a later flight, but decided to fly standby instead. He only purchased one standby ticket.
He was able to board a later Southwest flight without a problem, and once he made it to his destination, he sent Southwest a reassuring Tweet: “Don’t worry: wall of the plane was opened & I was airlifted out while Richard Simmons supervised.”
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