After being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being "too fat," director Kevin Smith hit back on Twitter:
Actor-director Kevin Smith has made a career by saying nothing as the character Silent Bob in hit movies such as "Clerks" and "Mallrats." But the comedian has had plenty to say on Twitter after Southwest Airlines removed him from a flight Saturday for being too fat.
Smith, 39, has responded with the ultimate "tweak out," flooding his Twitter page with angry messages against the airline.
His first tweet read, "Dear @SouthwestAir I know I'm fat, but was [the] captain [&] really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?"
In accordance with Southwest's "customers of size" policy, Smith had purchased two tickets but then stood by for an earlier flight, which had one seat remaining. That is when the airline forced him off the plane.
Smith was irate, tweeting, "So, @SouthwestAir, go f*** yourself. I broke no regulation, offered no "safety risk" (what, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?)" When he later boarded another flight, he posted a picture of himself in the seat, writing, "Hey @SouthwestAir Look how fat I am on your plane! Quick! Throw me off!"
Upon landing in Burbank from Oakland, he tweeted, "Hey @SouthwestAir I've landed in Burbank. Don't worry: wall of the plane was opened & I was airlifted out while Richard Simmons supervised."
The airline is not laughing. They tweeted multiple apologies and offered Smith a $100 voucher. He refused the coupon and responded with another tweet: "F*** your apologetic $100 voucher, @SouthwestAir"
It's bad customer service to do that to a passenger, and it's pathetic that they tried to head off the "tweet" flameout with their own lame attempts. Smith is, obviously, more upset about missing his flight than being fat.