Director Kevin Smith Kicked Off Plane For Being Fat

Mallrats director Kevin Smith, 39, was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland, Calif. to Burbank, Calif. over the weekend because of his weight.

Smith (whose newest film, Cop Out, starring Bruce Willis, opens Feb. 26) posted more than 50 angry Twitter messages to his more than 1.6 million followers decrying the airline in the following 24 hours.

As he explained on the microblogging site, the plane’s captain had him removed from a plane after he was deemed a "safety risk."

"I know I’m fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?" he ranted. "Again: I’m way fat… But I’m not THERE just yet. But if I am, why wait til my 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.’"

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