Is Kevin Smith Too Fat to Fly?

Director Kevin Smith was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight this weekend for being too fat. Apparently the rotund director was flying from Oakland to Burbank and was told by airline employees to leave the plane for being too heavy. The director had purchased two tickets for two seats for a later flight but went to the airport early to fly standby and was only able to get one seat on that flight. He twittered on his Twiiter account about the incident later saying, "I know I'm fat, but was [the airline] really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated? I broke no regulation, offered no 'safety risk'."

The airline has since apologized for the incident via its' own Twitter feed saying, "We are sincerely sorry for your travel experience on Southwest Airlines."

Sounds like a Cop Out to me!?

[via LA Times]

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