Fat Flight Fiasco Leaves “Clerks” Director Kevin Smith Fuming on Twitter

The Los Angeles Times reports that director Kevin Smith, known for his shocking comedies like “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy,” received a shock of his own earlier this week when he was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight for “being too fat.” Now Smith has taken to his Twitter account to tell his side of the story and rail against Southwest’s policies.

Smith was on a flight from Oakland to Burbank on February 13 after Southwest officials determined that he was a “safety risk” because he could not put down the armrest on his seat. Southwest offered Smith an apology and a $100 flight voucher (which he refused). His treatment left Smith fuming on his popular Twitter page:

“I know I’m fat, but was (the pilot) really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?” he tweeted. “I broke no regulation, offered no ‘safety risk’ (what, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?). I saw someone bigger than me on THAT flight! But I wasn’t about to throw a fellow Fatty under the plane as I’m being profiled. But he & I made eye contact, & he was like ‘Please don’t tell…'”

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