Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off South...

Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off Southwest Flight for 'Being Fat'

There are 58 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Feb 15, 2010, titled Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off Southwest Flight for 'Being Fat'. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

Southwest Airlines is under fire after director Kevin Smith was kicked off a recent flight for being overweight.

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Concerned Flyer

Saint Petersburg, FL

#21 Feb 15, 2010
So, if he fit in the seat he should have stayed in the seat. But seriously, Southwest should be getting more attention regarding the fact that they have flown over 100,000 flights out of FAA compliance, have installed parts that were unapproved by the FAA, already paid millions in fines, and are currently under 2 pending FAA investigations. Then the FAA approved work done by quality American mechanics has been outsourced to El Salvador. Maybe people should pay a few more dollars to fly a safely well maintained, safely inspected airplane with better customer service!!
who

Anza, CA

#22 Feb 15, 2010
Just what we all need--a fat POS sitting next to you, smelling like sh!t for hours! Maybe it is his last (desperate) grab at fame? Director? How about you "direct" your life in a better way? If you need 2 seats, maybe you are a FATASS pos? Maybe lay off of the doughnuts tomorrow, big boy! Food for thought. Americans are the guide for the world. Try to set a good example. Everyone gets 15 minutes, they say. Try to have some dignity, and don't make us all look bad!

Have fun with this..........

Since: Sep 07

Golden

#23 Feb 16, 2010
Hmmmm wrote:
Just watched the 4 o'clock show and they were discussing this story. Heard Libby Weaver say it's a life style choice (to be overweight). How incredibly stupid that remark was! Along with some posted here. Sure for many people it's a matter of overeating. BUT, for some weight gain is due to medications and the weight gain can't be helped. Some of you ought to do some research on the subject before you open your mouths spewing things you don't know about.
I didn't see any reasonable posters saying that all overweight people were just gross overeaters. I myself said being overweight is a choice for some, and it is. They may not like it, but they aren't willing to do what it takes to beat it. What people did say was that regardless of the reason, very overweight people need to be self-realistic about limitations, and that average Joe would not have gotten the same kind of treatment that this entitled whiner demanded. Everybody knows about medical issues, but that isn't the point. Mr. Smith himself admits that he loves to eat and hates to exercise. I can relate, having battled the bulge all my life due to thyroid disease, but I work HARD to keep my weight at a certain point, not skinny, certainly, and I resent someone who expects special treatment because they won't. But I do agree on one thing- Libby is a complete doofus talking hair-do.
Smith

Denver, CO

#24 Feb 16, 2010
He bought 2 tickets originally, went to stand by, and when one seat became available he tried to squeeze his largeness in. By him buying two seats originally he is recognizing one seat was not enough.
poemoefoe

United States

#25 Feb 16, 2010
I LOVE U KEVIN wrote:
Rude Rude Rude! It was their fault to begin with. Once they seen they're mistake they should have corrected it without embarressing the young man. I mean really. Um, do people not see him buying the ticket? Did they not see him loading the plane? Maybe the pilot was just some kind of fat hater or didnt like him movies. Like Kevin mentioned, he seen a larger man on their. So why is he so special. Bottom line is they need to make larger seats for larger people. Get over it America we are OBESE. We need to make things to fit the Obese out there. I mean look we sit here and switch around all of our menus and our books and even our calls to business to spanish/english menus. Why not have larger seats and larger meals offered for the "obese" out there. No matter what we do or say. People are going to live the way they live. Now that this public known man was humiliated in front of a full flight is NOT RIGHT! Regardless the weight. This is bologna if you ask me! Once again, all you perfert people out there just seem to love to sit here and stick your perfect lil nose into everyone elses business and talk them down like they are lil people beneath you. One day, you shall have your turn. Until, then, stop and smell the flowers. Quit being so judgmental and degrating. There are different people, different sizes, different hair, differnt colors. Lets focus on that before we start focusing more on how "FAT" someone is and how it disgusts the perfect size 2 bulimic next to him :) I dont judge, I just call it as I see it :)
Do I detect a little bitterness there "I love kielbasa" because YOU can't afford, I mean, want to buy two seats?
jess

Atlanta, GA

#26 Feb 16, 2010
I came to this comment board to say how horrably disappointed I was in Libby Weavers comments yesterday on air about Kevin Smith and this situation but it seems several people actually feel Libby was right to say what she did. Before Libby made those comments I had the upmost respect for her as a reporter that has greatly changed for the worse since. I was truely shocked that she had such negative feelings toward heavy people and didn't realized she was such a SNOB!It disgusts me to think that people never truely mature further then middle school all these supposesed adults bashing other people for being different then they are. Being fat is not a crime as a matter of fact the average person in this country is heavy. Meaning there are more of me then you. Only the people like myself who have grown up being looked down upon by people like yourselves have learned that being hurtfull to other people isn't acceptable and should never be tollerated. It sadenes me to think of what horrible things you are teaching your children. I agree being healthy is important. But that doesn't mean that people who are "in shape" get to treat people who aren't like dirt. The airline knew he needed 2 seats and allowed him to board knowing they only had 1 seat available. If the airline said you can have this seat I am sure he assumed that it would be ok since clearly anyone selling tickets and or seating passengers on a plain has eye sight and knew long before he sat down that he was a big guy. The airline staff choose to embarass a man they knew to be a Hollywood director and now they have to deal with the fallout PERIOD! BTW Libby I have been heavy all my life and my lifestyle choices didn't make me this way genetics did. You need to make sure you have all of the facts before you go making comments like that.

Since: Jan 10

Denver, CO

#27 Feb 16, 2010
I have no respect for fat people

http://badgas.co.uk/moments/moment_089.jpg
jess

Atlanta, GA

#28 Feb 16, 2010
I came to this comment board to say how horribly disappointed I was in Libby Weavers comments yesterday on air about Kevin Smith and this situation but it seems several people actually feel Libby was right to say what she did. Before Libby made those comments I had the upmost respect for her as a reporter that has greatly changed for the worse since. I was truly shocked that she had such negative feelings toward heavy people. It disgusts me to think that people never truly mature further then middle school all these supposesed adults bashing other people for being different then they are. Being fat is not a crime as a matter of fact the average person in this country is heavy. Meaning there are more of me then you. Only the people like myself who have grown up being looked down upon by people like yourselves have learned that being hurtful to other people isn't acceptable and should never be tolerated. It saddens me to think of what horrible things you are teaching your children. I agree being healthy is important. But that doesn't mean that people who are "in shape" get to treat people who aren't like dirt. The airline knew he needed 2 seats and allowed him to board sit down put on the seat belt and the arm rests down knowing they only had 1 seat available. If the airline said you can have this seat I am sure he assumed that it would be ok since clearly anyone selling tickets, seating passengers or flying a plain has eye sight and knew long before he sat down that he was a big guy. The airline staff choose to embarrass a man they knew to be a Hollywood director and now they have to deal with the fallout! BTW Libby I have been heavy all my life and my lifestyle choices didn't make me this way genetics did. You need to make sure you have all of the facts before you go making comments like that.
Hmmmm

Denver, CO

#29 Feb 16, 2010
holy crap wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't listen to Libby. She's out of her mind.
She is either drunk or using too much medical marijuana. She's got a mouth like the Eisenhower/Johnson tunnels and an ego to match.
Hmmmm

Denver, CO

#30 Feb 16, 2010
raysmom wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't see any reasonable posters saying that all overweight people were just gross overeaters. I myself said being overweight is a choice for some, and it is. They may not like it, but they aren't willing to do what it takes to beat it. What people did say was that regardless of the reason, very overweight people need to be self-realistic about limitations, and that average Joe would not have gotten the same kind of treatment that this entitled whiner demanded. Everybody knows about medical issues, but that isn't the point. Mr. Smith himself admits that he loves to eat and hates to exercise. I can relate, having battled the bulge all my life due to thyroid disease, but I work HARD to keep my weight at a certain point, not skinny, certainly, and I resent someone who expects special treatment because they won't. But I do agree on one thing- Libby is a complete doofus talking hair-do.
You didn't really read the posts.......some of these are just plain hateful.
Hmmmm

Denver, CO

#31 Feb 16, 2010
Weezy22 wrote:
Being fat is a sloppy and lazy lifestyle. He SHOULD get punished for being a slob
Did you steal that photo from Caribou Barbie on Topix????? AND would you say the same thing about the pig Michael Moore?

Since: Jan 10

Denver, CO

#32 Feb 16, 2010
Hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you steal that photo from Caribou Barbie on Topix????? AND would you say the same thing about the pig Michael Moore?
Didn't steal any pictures- and yes he is a fat slob as well, I would say that about any lazy obese slobs
ohya

Pueblo, CO

#33 Feb 16, 2010
Hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't really read the posts.......some of these are just plain hateful.
She said REASONABLE posters.:) On the blogs there are people you can talk to and people you shouldn't bother acknowledging, or you'll make yourself crazy. That doesn't mean you have to agree, but some of the stuff isn't worth reading after you get past the first couple of words.
ezekiel777

Arvada, CO

#34 Feb 16, 2010
boy, kevin seems REALLY upset about being called "fat".... hey, if the shoe fits...(or in this case can't fit)... maybe he needs some comfort food, you know a dozen dominos pizzas, 5 gallons of rocky road... 3 cases of ho-hos... take out from claim jumpers....a bucket of KFC... burp.
Jeff L

Denver, CO

#35 Feb 16, 2010
It was HIS responsibility for accepting the one available seat!! Read the article!!! It's all right there in black and white!!!

He's just trying to sell his latest movie. He saw an opportunity for free press and he took advantage of it, PERIOD!!!! If the ticket seller or anyone else would have told him he was too fat for one seat he still would have whined to the media!

Get a clue people! Some of you seriously need to learn what it means to accept responsibility for one's actions!
Big Man on Campus

Littleton, CO

#36 Feb 17, 2010
This whole thing may have started with Kevin, however it's not about him, or fat people for that matter. It's about the airlines shrinking the seats to make more revenue. They sell, and sell, and sell, never taking into account a persons size. Then at the very moment of take off, they confront you and ask you to leave. Maybe they should put up a sign, like a carnival ride, saying "if you're bigger than this" you will be denied access and refused your ticket purchase. You "NORMAL" people chiming in on fat people as disgusting POS'.....and they should look in the mirror, maybe should take a second and look within. I'm a healthy 6'5", 275 lbs, well built male, with less body fat than you "normal guys" out there. I "ALWAYS" as you guys put it..."hang over" into the seats next to me. My legs are too long, my arms and shoulders are too big. However, no one ever tells me I have to buy a second seat or leave the plane. You "normal people" need to get over your selves. Give me a fat guy in the seat next to me any day, as opposed to some flat chested, flat ass news anchor who "thinks" she's all that. You 130 lbs nerds make me sick, grow up...oh, and try and ask me off a plane next time I sit next to YOU!!!
Jeff L

Denver, CO

#37 Feb 17, 2010
Big man on Campus makes a good point. I feel that's one of the reasons public/mass transportation is not as popular as it should be. That's just part of our wonderful capitalist society though, the almighty dollar wins every time!

I'm curious though, what's the difference between your negative comments regarding thin people and others comments about fat slobs etc. Do you believe it's okay for you to spew such venom because you're big enough to smash someone flat? To be perfectly honest I don't want to sit that close to anyone with that kind of attitude, big or small!

PS. I'm 6'1", 215 lbs. and quite capable of defending myself! Careful with the threats big man, it might just be me sitting next to you one day!!!
Big Man on Campus

Littleton, CO

#38 Feb 17, 2010
Well Jeff L...I looked at both sides and saw obese people were just trying to get along and be accepted. Where as the "normal guys" were, as you put it...spewing venom. So, I explained it terms they could understand. At 6-1, 215 I'm sure you've had many people just dread sitting next to you. Or was it because....how did one gentleman say it...because you were fat and didn't bathe and therfore smelled. Those were the comments I objected to. 5th grad mentalities.....however, should this not suffice....please feel free little brother to let me know when and where your next flight is and I'll see if I can get a seat next to you....Happy Flying!!!
Hmmmm

Denver, CO

#39 Feb 17, 2010
ohya wrote:
<quoted text>
She said REASONABLE posters.:) On the blogs there are people you can talk to and people you shouldn't bother acknowledging, or you'll make yourself crazy. That doesn't mean you have to agree, but some of the stuff isn't worth reading after you get past the first couple of words.
REASONABLE is subjective.
Hmmmm

Denver, CO

#40 Feb 17, 2010
Weezy22 wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't steal any pictures- and yes he is a fat slob as well, I would say that about any lazy obese slobs
Just curious, how do you feel about anorexics or people that have bulimia????

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