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"Silent Bob" Thrown Off Southwest Flight For Being Too Large - ...

There are 32 comments on the Fox2Now story from Feb 14, 2010, titled "Silent Bob" Thrown Off Southwest Flight For Being Too Large - .... In it, Fox2Now reports that:

He wasn't even supposed to be there that day. Filmmaker Kevin Smith, fresh from delivering a speech at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, unleashed his fury on Southwest Airlines after the pilot on Smith's flight from Oakland to Burbank ejected him for being "too fat to fly" Saturday evening.

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JenniCraig

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2010
Is it true fat men make their own gravy?
brian

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 14, 2010
way to go, lunchbox! snoogans.
JUSTICE

High Point, NC

#3 Feb 14, 2010
Does thiws mean half of America can't fly?
Richard

Schwenksville, PA

#4 Feb 14, 2010
Good for Southwest. It's about time the rest of us weren't forced to endure the width of the next passenger taking their extra space out of our seat.
Rosa R

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Feb 14, 2010
If they took his money, then he should get a seat. Maybe the airline should ask people before selling them tickets if they are over 250 pounds or too large to fit in the seat, that would solve a lot of problems and maybe keep someone from being embarassed.
VietVet

Overland Park, KS

#7 Feb 14, 2010
Why should Southwest "apologize" to him? Does this conceited lard-butt actually believe that the "normal-sized" person seated beside him should suffer by being squeezed like a lemon because he enjoys his gluttony? THROW THE BUM OFF THE AIRPLANE!!! Oh, and don't watch his films, either!

“Everybody Dies...”

Since: Jan 10

...But not Everybody Lives.

#8 Feb 14, 2010
And I bet he had nothing to say about it...

“Everybody Dies...”

Since: Jan 10

...But not Everybody Lives.

#9 Feb 14, 2010
Angry White United Pilot wrote:
Southwest doesn't cater to the white man.
Southwest catrs to the Negros and illegal aliens fom Mexico and Central America.
The airline had to make room for one more illegal alien and threw off the fat whiteman.
Hey fat white man! Come over to United and fly with us, we will take your fat WHITE dollars. Negros need not apply.
You must be a little wide yourself.

I pray for sake of humanity that that's not what you got out of this story. And I hope you do not have kids to pass that down to.

Nonetheless we are all standing, applauding the bravery in your comment.

But I'm black, so what I'll do is apply anyways so that you can turn me down, I'll call up the usual suspects, get some news coverage and sue the fat pants off of ya. I'll get the last laugh.
Adrian in Tacoma

Lakewood, WA

#10 Feb 14, 2010
We gravy-tationally challenged folk don't need to fly with little people - living large should require business class or first class - let detritous feeders sit in the rear...
WILL FLY

Sylacauga, AL

#11 Feb 14, 2010
I am large and proud! I can fit within one seat, with armrests down and usually fly with my kids who ALWAYS sit next to me, so I dare them to reject me! Think I will be living larger if they do to the tune of owning the airline! As to bothering the person next to me, well their my kids so shut your mouths! It's the whiny "skinny folks" that need to be banned!
Leslie

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#12 Feb 14, 2010
I just flew Southwest in early January and got stuck sitting in the middle seat between two men. One guy took up seat an a half. He sat forward, I sat back and his shoulders and stomach covered half of my upper torseau. I couldn't even get a drink because I couldn't get my arms out from underneath him Was this fair to me? Hey, if you don't fit in one seat buy two seats or drive. It was a full flight and there was no option but to sit there. To the fat asses of the world, buy two seats or lose weight.
Allen

Asheboro, NC

#13 Feb 14, 2010
According to Kevin, he fit into the seat with the armrests down on both sides which is the requirement of the airlines for one seat. I think that it is discrimination on the pilot's part. Maybe he didn't like one of Smith's movies. As for those that would have to sit next to a large person, if he meets the requirements he is entitled to the seat. If you don't like it, take your business elsewhere. He fit into the seat. He may have used up all of the space, but that is what he paid for.
swamech

Ranson, WV

#14 Feb 14, 2010
Angry White United Pilot wrote:
Southwest doesn't cater to the white man.
Southwest catrs to the Negros and illegal aliens fom Mexico and Central America.
The airline had to make room for one more illegal alien and threw off the fat whiteman.
Hey fat white man! Come over to United and fly with us, we will take your fat WHITE dollars. Negros need not apply.
you really are a loser. i really dont think you are a pilot because a pilot is educated and usually does not talk like they just came out the trailer park, but then maybe you did.
No Southwest fan

United States

#15 Feb 14, 2010
Allen wrote:
According to Kevin, he fit into the seat with the armrests down on both sides which is the requirement of the airlines for one seat. I think that it is discrimination on the pilot's part. Maybe he didn't like one of Smith's movies. As for those that would have to sit next to a large person, if he meets the requirements he is entitled to the seat. If you don't like it, take your business elsewhere. He fit into the seat. He may have used up all of the space, but that is what he paid for.
If this is correct--that Smith fit into the seat with both arm rests down--why the hell did the captain order him off the flight?

SWA is the airline of choice for the trailer park crowd and Skid Row Joe. Surely they can accomodate a man whose big ass still fits into the seat, can't they?
Let them eat cake

Saint Charles, MO

#16 Feb 14, 2010
Maybe someone should make the CEO of Southwest replace all the seats in his home, car, and office with the cramped seats on his airplanes.
yeesh

United States

#19 Feb 15, 2010
wow. hateful, horrible, mean spirited comments. no wonder nobody likes st. louis
Cujo Ramsey

Canyon Country, CA

#20 Feb 15, 2010
Kevin Smith needs to make a stand for all fat people who are refused seats on airplanes.

He could become this generation's Rosa Porks!

Cujo Ramsey
Porker

Irving, TX

#21 Feb 15, 2010
swamech wrote:
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you really are a loser. i really dont think you are a pilot because a pilot is educated and usually does not talk like they just came out the trailer park, but then maybe you did.
You are the real "Loser" Just because someone may live in a trailer park that is no reason to judge them. Stereo typing someone as "white trash" or "Hoosier" based soley on where they reside is not only bigoted but racist!
Cindy B

Milwaukee, WI

#22 Feb 15, 2010
When are people going to realize that not everyone can be a size 5. All the venues being built are being built to get as many as seats in them as possible. They are not made for comfort. I stopped going to ballgames, concerts and theaters because the seats are made for people who are a size 5, not the average person.
Hugo

Fenton, MO

#23 Feb 15, 2010
Get over it, fatty.

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