Clerks director Kevin Smith became a spokesman for the “anorexia-challenged,” as one commenter on his Twitter page put it, this weekend when he responded to a slight by Southwest Airlines by posting a series of sarcastic tweets, resulting in a heartfelt apology by the airline. “I know I’m fat," Smith tweeted, "but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?”

Smith went on to say, “Dear @SouthwestAir, I flew out in one seat, but right after issuing me a standby ticket, Oakland Southwest attendant Suzanne (wouldn’t give last name) told me Captain Leysath deemed me a "safety risk"… I broke no regulation, offered no ‘safety risk’ (what, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?). I was wrongly ejected from the flight (even Suzanne eventually agreed). And f— your apologetic $100 voucher, @SouthwestAir. Thank God I don’t embarrass easily (bless you, JERSEY GIRL training). But I don’t sulk off either: so everyday, some new f—-you Tweets for @SouthwestAir.”

Smith has kept his promise and updated with numerous sarcastic, angry and amused tweets or tweet responses to Southwest Airlines. This morning, Southwest responded by offering an official apology and attempted to explain the captain’s actions: "the event of an emergency might be compromised if we allow a cramped, restricted seating arrangement.” Unimpressed, the plus-sized director tweets on! –KADEEN GRIFFITHS


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