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Kevin Smith Attacked In Global War On Fat: Too Wide For The Sky

kevinsmithonflightTHE director of such cult classic films at “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” and “Chasing Amy” didn’t exactly get A-list treatment by Southwest Airlines last night on a flight between Oakland and Burbank, writes Anorak’s Man in LA. Kevin Smith is “Too Wide For The Sky“.

Kevin Smith was actually thrown off his flight because he physical size was deemed by the pilot to be a security risk.

Smith took to Twitter to vent about the situation, owning up to the fact that he’s overweight, but pointing out that he still fits within the seat’s arm rests and doesn’t require a seatbelt extender.

Dear @SouthwestAir – I know I’m fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?

Southwest has since Twittered and telephoned an apology to Smith, along with a $100 gift certificate toward future Southwest fares.

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Posted: 15th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment