Kevin Smith takes on Southwest Airlines for being too fat to fly

Silent Bob has been pushed too far.

Director Kevin Smith, who often stars in cameos with Jason Mewes in his own films, has made the role of Silent Bob famous in one of his most popular films, “Clerks.”  

Smith was humiliated by a Southwest Airline Captain who forced the helmer to deplane based on his visual assessment that Smith was too heavy to fly. 

The director was asked to leave a boarded flight from Oakland to Burbank.  He would later end up on another Southwest flight and now he’s expressing his anger on Twitter.

TwitPic, courtesy of Kevin Smith

TwitPic, courtesy of Kevin Smith

Smith posted a photo of himself on the plane.

Southwest issued a response on Twitter. “I’ve read the tweets all night from @thatkevinsmith – He’ll be getting a call at home from our Customer Relations VP tonight.”

But Smith was already enraged at the airline’s tactless treatment and response.

Smith tweets:  “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 Twitter Feed, from: @ThatKevinSmith:

#Hey @SouthwestAir! I’ve just recorded a Very Special Episode of SModcast – all for you. It goes live tomorrow night. http://www.smodcast.com about 11 hours ago from web 
       
#Hey @SouthwestAir! Here are two more “recent recognitions” for your Twitter home page: “Loather of the Wide” or “Pissin’ on the Portlies”. about 11 hours ago from web
       
#buying an extra ticket because “all passengers deserve their space.” F*cking flight wasn’t even full! F*ck your size-ist policy. Rude… about 14 hours ago from Echofon
       
#Hey @SouthwestAir? F*ck making it right for me just ’cause I have a platform. I sat next to a big girl who was chastised for not buy- about 14 hours ago from Echofon
       
#Hey @SouthwestAir! I’ve landed in Burbank. Don’t worry: wall of the plane was opened & I was airlifted out while Richard Simmons supervised. about 14 hours ago from Echofon
       
#The @SouthwestAir Diet. How it works: you’re publicly shamed into a slimmer figure. Crying the weight right off has never been easier! about 15 hours ago from Echofon
       
#Hey @SouthwestAir! Sometimes, the arm rests are up because THE PEOPLE SITTING THERE ALREADY PUT THEM UP; NOT BECAUSE THEY “CAN’T GO DOWN.” about 15 hours ago from Echofon

#Hey @SouthwestAir! Look how fat I am on your plane! Quick! Throw me off! http://twitpic.com/1340gw about 15 hours ago from Echofon

# And, hey? @SouthwestAir? I didn’t even need a seat belt extender to buckle up. Somehow, that shit fit over my “safety concern”-creating gut. about 15 hours ago from Echofon

#Dear @SouthwestAir, I’m on another one of your planes, safely seated & buckled-in again, waiting to be dragged off in front of the normies. about 15 hours ago from Echofon

#(2/2) 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…” about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#(1/2) @pigz “I know several people bigger then u who have flown on other airlines” I saw someone bigger than me on THAT flight! But I wasn’t about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#Via @byrneification “save the anger for SModcast” Believe it, Son. @SouthwestAir? You f*cked with the wrong sedentary processed-foods eater! about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#Wanna tell me I’m too wide for the sky? Totally cool. But fair warning, folks: IF YOU LOOK LIKE ME, YOU MAY BE EJECTED FROM @SOUTHWESTAIR. about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#embarrass easily (bless you, JERSEY GIRL training). But I don’t sulk off either: so everyday, some new f*ck-you Tweets for @SouthwestAir. about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#wrongly ejected from the flight (even Suzanne eventually agreed). And f*ck your apologetic $100 voucher, @SouthwestAir. Thank God I don’t about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#So, @SouthwestAir, go f*ck yourself. I broke no regulation, offered no “safety risk” (what, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?). I was about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#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.” about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#last name) told me Captain Leysath deemed me a “safety risk”. Again: I’m way fat… But I’m not THERE just yet. But if I am, why wait til my about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#Dear @SouthwestAir, I flew out in one seat, but right after issuing me a standby ticket, Oakland Southwest attendant Suzanne (wouldn’t give about 16 hours ago from Echofon

#  Dear @SouthwestAir – I know I’m fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?

Question for today: What would you say to Southwest Airlines regarding this issue, and was Kevin Smith treated fairly?  Have you had a similar experience being asked to leave a plane because you were too heavy?

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Jay and Silent Bob in action (NSFW-language)

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