Getting kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being “too fat” was the best thing that ever happened to Kevin Smith’s waistline. The Silent Bob director was anything but quiet as he chatted with HLN’s Joy Behar about losing 65 pounds since the humiliating incident, during which the lensman was forced by airline officials to buy a second seat because he was too heavy for the one he originally purchased.
The company later apologized, but Smith’s ordeal stirred a flood of comments on the web.
“I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight. I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I’ll never be thin. Let’s be honest, I’ve lost 65 pounds, but nobody’s going ‘I wanna sleep with you!’ They’re just like, ‘Keep going, you look better.’”