Monday, February 15, 2010
Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off Plane for Being Too Fat
"Wanna tell me I'm too wide for the sky?" Smith asked on his Twitter account shortly after the incident. "Totally cool but fair warning folks: If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest."
Smith had fallen victim to Southwest's booking guidelines for a "customer of size" which say that passengers who are unable to lower both armrests when seated should book another seat because of complaints it has received from customers whose comfort has been ruined by the "encroachment of a large seatmate".
Smith used his Twitter account to reveal he was deemed a "safety risk" by the captain of the plane.
"I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?''