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Clerks director kicked off plane for being too fat

Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off Plane

MYFOXNY.COM -- Famed Indie Director Kevin Smith is fighting back at Southwest Airlines via the internet after he was kicked off a flight for being too large.

Smith alerted his fans about the issue via his twitter account on Saturday night.

Smith tweeted, "I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?"

It started a conversation between his twitter and the Southwest twitter and many other people started entering the fray.

The discount airline ended up being forced to issue a news release on Sunday titled "Not So Silent Bob", a reference to a reoccurring character Smith played in several of his movies.

Southwest's Christi Day wrote, "Many of you reached out to us via Twitter last night and today regarding a situation a Customer Twittered about that occurred on a Southwest flight. It is not our customary method of Customer Relations to be so public in how we work through these situations, but with so many people involved in the occurrence, you also should be involved in the solution. First and foremost, to Mr. Smith; we would like to echo our Tweets and again offer our heartfelt apologies to you."

Southwest says Smith originally purchased two Southwest seats on a flight from Oakland to Burbank. He decided to change his plans and board an earlier flight. There was only one seat available and Smith boarded the plane. The airline does admit that the pilot asked Smith to leave the flight, citing it's Customer of Size policy.

The policy requires passengers that can not fit safely and comfortably in one seat to purchase an additional seat while traveling.

Smith says he turned down a $100 voucher the airline offered him for his trouble.

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he was obviously too fat to fit into a single seat without being a major pain in the ass to the poor people next to him? if i was seated next to someone who was taking up half of my seat id be royally pissed off...
i dont get it..

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OH my goodness gracious me. I wonder how big that guy is.

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They should have kicked him off for making lousy movies.

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I think I may have mentioned this here before but I was on a flight on a small plane then this fat lady got on and they started asking people to move to the other side to balance the plane for safety

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I think when you make yourself fat, you really can't play the victim card. I hate sitting next to large people, be it on a plane, bus, train or any form of transport where passengers are already cramed in. He booked 2 seats on the other flight, he should have just stuck with that.

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Kevin Smith is a genius, fuck all the haters in this thread!
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I think when you make yourself fat, you really can't play the victim card. I hate sitting next to large people, be it on a plane, bus, train or any form of transport where passengers are already cramed in. He booked 2 seats on the other flight, he should have just stuck with that.
How can we tell which people have "made themselves fat"? I want to be sure that I'm belittling the right people, afterall.
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Kevin Smith is a genius, fuck all the haters in this thread!
That's stretching it. Not that it's relevant to the issue, whatsoever.
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How can we tell which people have "made themselves fat"? I want to be sure that I'm belittling the right people, afterall.
99% of ppl are fat because they eat too much. If for any reason you fall into that other 1% then you just have to be more careful and take medication to help yu stay at a reasonable weight. There is absolutely no excuse why ppl should be obese, its just greediness and laziness.

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I don't get it. He's big, obviously...but he doesn't seem big enough to be refused seating. I think this says more about the shitty, cramped conditions of Southwest than anything.

Why is he flying SW anyway?
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Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off Plane

MYFOXNY.COM -- Famed Indie Director Kevin Smith is fighting back at Southwest Airlines via the internet after he was kicked off a flight for being too large.

Smith alerted his fans about the issue via his twitter account on Saturday night.

Smith tweeted, "I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?"

It started a conversation between his twitter and the Southwest twitter and many other people started entering the fray.

The discount airline ended up being forced to issue a news release on Sunday titled "Not So Silent Bob", a reference to a reoccurring character Smith played in several of his movies.

Southwest's Christi Day wrote, "Many of you reached out to us via Twitter last night and today regarding a situation a Customer Twittered about that occurred on a Southwest flight. It is not our customary method of Customer Relations to be so public in how we work through these situations, but with so many people involved in the occurrence, you also should be involved in the solution. First and foremost, to Mr. Smith; we would like to echo our Tweets and again offer our heartfelt apologies to you."

Southwest says Smith originally purchased two Southwest seats on a flight from Oakland to Burbank. He decided to change his plans and board an earlier flight. There was only one seat available and Smith boarded the plane. The airline does admit that the pilot asked Smith to leave the flight, citing it's Customer of Size policy.

The policy requires passengers that can not fit safely and comfortably in one seat to purchase an additional seat while traveling.

Smith says he turned down a $100 voucher the airline offered him for his trouble.

Well, he did pay for two seats. However, you can't just abruptly change plans(unless you have clout) and expect the airline to have two seats available. I don't blame the airline for telling him to get off the plane. He knew good and well that one seat wouldn't be big enough for him. Why didn't he just wait for his scheduled flight?

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99% of ppl are fat because they eat too much. If for any reason you fall into that other 1% then you just have to be more careful and take medication to help yu stay at a reasonable weight. There is absolutely no excuse why ppl should be obese, its just greediness and laziness.
Do you have statistics to back this claim up or are you just talking out of your ass?

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