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Southwest Airlines decides actor Kevin Smith is "too fat" to fly with them - kicks him off plane
Oh Southwest Airlines... You make yourself look good by staying away from those pesky baggage charges, then you go and make yourself look ridiculous by kicking a famous actor off your plane because the captain decided he was "a safety risk" for being too fat to fly.
Bad, bad move.
See, Kevin Smith has 1.6 million followers on Twitter, who all get to read just how unfairly he was treated, and how the airline tried to make everything better with a $100 voucher.
Of course, this is not the first time the airline has managed to get in the news with stupid decisions by its staff - last time they made the news, an overweight passenger was barred from flying, and missed the funeral of his uncle.
UPDATE: Southwest airlines issued a public apology this afternoon, along with their side of the story. Sadly, their page won't load right correctly now, so we have posted their response here for you to read.
As you can see, there is indeed another side to the story. That said - Mr. Smith confirmed that he could sit with the armrests down and without the use of a seatbelt extender, so despite their statement, there still remains the issue that someone at their airline decided he was too large.