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Tweet from Kevin Smith: What, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?




Southwest Airlines is the company whose commercials showcase folks in awkward situations, the theme being: Wanna get away? Today, thanks to a fat celebrity with twitchy thumbs, Southwest knows that feeling all too well, writes tbt* editor Jay Cridlin in an guest column on

Director Kevin Smith, the auteur behind such comedies as Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma, stirred up controversy on Saturday when he was asked to leave a Southwest flight because of his weight.

After initially allowing Smith to board, the flight crew decided he posed a "safety concern," and sent him back to the terminal. So Smith did what many aggrieved consumers do these days: He turned to Twitter.

Take a look at 5 of Smith's amusing Tweets and tell us your favorite.

I'm on another one of your planes, safely seated & buckled-in again, waiting to be dragged off in front of the normies. And, hey? I didn't even need a seat belt extender to buckle up. Somehow, that s--t fit over my "safety concern" creating gut.
The @SouthwestAir Diet. How it works: you're publicly shamed into a slimmer figure. Crying the weight right off has never been easier!
Hey @SouthwestAir! I've landed in Burbank. Don't worry: wall of the plane was opened & I was airlifted out while Richard Simmons supervised.
I'm way fat ? But I'm not THERE just yet. But if I am, why wait til my bag is up, and I'm seated WITH ARM RESTS DOWN. In front of a packed plane with a bunch of folks who'd already I.d.ed me as "Silent Bob."
So, @SouthwestAir, go f--k 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 f--k your apologetic $100 voucher.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:03pm]


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