Pilot Tells Passenger, "You're Too Fat To Fly"


Hopefully Southwest Airlines will not set this trend for other airlines! Filmmaker, screenwriter and director of such memorable films as "Clerks," "Jersey Girl" and "Chasing Amy," Kevin Smith boarded a Southwest Airlines flight and was ejected yesterday by one of its pilots because he was "too fat to fly!"

Unfortunately, the anti-fat biased airline measures a customer's girth by whether or not they can lower both armrests while sitting in their assigned seat. If only one armrest or neither can be lowered, the passenger is then slapped with a penalty: they must purchase an additional seat.

Unleashing his wrath for the airline on his Twitter account, Smith went on to state, "I'm way fat, but I'm not there just yet." The angry filmmaker added that he was able to lower both arm rests at his seat. "I broke no regulation."

Smith warned the public about Southwest's unrealistic policy toward a population that has 119 million obese Americans--"Wanna tell me I'm too wide for the sky?" Smith inquired on his Twitter account. "Totally cool, but fair warning folks: If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air."

When the airline discovered who Smith actually was, the powers-that-be kowtowed and offered him a $100 voucher for his troubles. As if bugging the heck out of one paying passenger was not enough, Smith also wrote, that a woman sitting next to him was "chastised for not buying an additional seat."

A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines posted an apology on their Twitter page on the heels of Smith's public tirade on the site.

You can expect to hear further comment about the incident on Smith's podcast this evening. Smith did eventually hop on another flight that didn't "weigh-in" on whether size mattered!


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