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Was Kevin Smith Booted Off of a Southwest Flight Because of His Bulging Gut?

We knew that Kevin Smith wasn't exactly trim, but fat enough to get kicked off of an airplane for being a "safety risk"? Surprising! That's just what happened to the director yesterday according to a torrent of tweets. Smith writes that he was thrown off of a Southwest flight from Oakland to Burbank after he was already seated and buckled up. The airline gave him a $100 voucher to apologize, but that didn't quell his anger.

So, @SouthwestAir, go fuck yourself. I broke no regulation, offered no "safety risk" (what, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?). I was wrongly ejected from the flight (even Suzanne eventually agreed). And fuck your apologetic $100 voucher, @SouthwestAir. Thank God I don't embarrass easily (bless you, JERSEY GIRL training). But I don't sulk off either: so everyday, some new fuck-you Tweets for @SouthwestAir.


He went on.

Wanna tell me I'm too wide for the sky? Totally cool. But fair warning, folks: IF YOU LOOK LIKE ME, YOU MAY BE EJECTED FROM @SOUTHWESTAIR.

And, hey? @SouthwestAir? I didn't even need a seat belt extender to buckle up. Somehow, that shit fit over my "safety concern"-creating gut.

Naturally, Southwest apologized via Twitter, writing, "@ThatKevinSmith Again, I'm very sorry for the experience you had tonight. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do." While this beef is fun and everything, isn't the real story here that Kevin Smith is flying on a discount airline? Everyone, go see Cop Out and get this man in first class!

@ThatKevinSmith
via PopEater