Kevin Smith: Southwest Booted Me for Being Too Fat
Clerks director deemed a 'safety risk', asked to get off flight
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2010 12:29 PM CST
Kevin Smith took this self-portrait aboard a Southwest flight and posted to his Twitter page.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Kevin Smith was anything but Silent Bob yesterday after Southwest Airlines booted his plus-size behind from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight. Telling him he had been deemed a "safety risk" after he'd already been seated, the Clerks director was asked to get off the plane—and proceeded to go on a Twitter tirade, reports the New York Daily News. He was later given a $100 voucher and a new flight, but TMZ guesses that based on the quantity of expletives littering his Twitter page, apology not accepted.

"I'm way fat," Smith tweeted, "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'."