Too Fat to Fly? (Update)

February 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

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In recent news, Kevin Smith (best known as Silent Bob in the classic movie Clerks) was ejected from a Southwest airlines flight for being too….fat.

Seriously.

Smith, who IS overweight but CAN fit into one seat, usually purchases 2 seats so he can be more comfortable on a flight. This time, however, because he flew standby, there was only 1 seat available.  Southwest gave him the heave-ho, because:

“If a customer cannot comfortably lower the armrest and infringes on a portion of another seat, a customer seated adjacent would be very uncomfortable and a timely exit from the aircraft in the event of an emergency might be compromised if we allow a cramped, restricted seating arrangement”

Honestly, I think this is bullsh*^. Talk about fat-ism. Smith said he DID fit into the seat, and in fact, there was someone heavier than he on the flight. His weight did NOTHING to put the passengers on that flight at risk. This just incenses me.

In the parting words of Smith,

You [messed] with the wrong sedentary processed-foods eater!”

What are your thoughts?

UPDATE: A little bit more about the story. PLUS….Kevin Smith says he’ll sit in one of Southwest’s seats on TV to PROVE he fit.

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