Kevin Smith is mad as hell as he’s not going to take it anymore…
was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight on Valentine’s Day, allegedly for being too fat to fly
Southwest’s formal policy requires customers who cannot lower both armrests, or who “compromise any portion of adjacent seating,” to purchase two seats. Smith often purchases two seats when he flies on Southwest—he insists he does so only because “I don’t like people”—but because he was flying standby on this particular flight, he only purchased one seat.
Smith called his recent deplaning the worst experience of his life.
“When you grow up fat, you learn how to navigate through a thin person’s world without calling attention to yourself… No fat person wants to stick out. We’re all kind of dying inside a little bit.”
Part of me thinks that was a huge PR mistake for Southwest (not their 1st), they’re getting a bad rep. On the other hand, Dude, if you can’t fit in one seat, you need to buy two, every time.
The Daily Beast