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Kevin Smith -- Southwest Should Fit Wide Loads

2/15/2010 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

According to Kevin Smith, "fat people" don't need to lose weight -- Southwest Airlines just needs to build "thicker" seats to accommodate the wider American clientele!

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Smith, who was booted from a plane this weekend for taking up too much space, tore into the airline yesterday on an hour and a half long SModcast -- blasting them for not catering to people in the USA, where "more people are fat than thin."

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61.

Mark    

TO redaer: Where the hell did the politics come in?? Im not a liberal. I am more in the middle. But one thing I have against conservatives is: Why do you people never want to pay ANY taxes. What do you not understand when it comes to the fact that if we have NO taxes then our country has NO money...conservatives never want to pay taxes, but they want everything for free...It doesnt take a brain to understand that, but then again, Bush was president for 8 years...And we are now paying the price for 8 years of "less" government... So it proves we do have a huge majority of ignorant americans... just sayin....

1680 days ago
62.

PolarBear    

I'm starting a new airlines: Aerodynamic Ass Airlines (AAA). We'll use only 50% of the fuel other airlines use to get from A to B; less wear and tear on the plane, lower prices, longer engine life, more ingenuity in new-tech engine and plane designs. It will not be a corporation, you will not be able to buy shares, there will be no unions allowed and only the most competent business-skilled engineers will be able to be our mechanics. "The fliers are our focus" and no-one else will treat you better.

1680 days ago
63.

camaguey    

ALERT TO KEVIN SMITH! ALERT TO KEVIN SMITH! Southwest doesn't THINK you're fat! You ARE fat!!!!

1680 days ago
64.

Dave    

If I were the unlucky person designated to be seated next to fatty, I would have let the flight attendant know that I was not going to give up half my seat for fat boy. The solution seems simple enough, it appears that about one third of you commenting on this have no problem with that. The flight attendant could simply get everyones attention and ask the passengers if anyone is willing to allow his whale blubber on their lap for several hours and then simply switch seats. If everyone here is being truthful, about 1/3 of you would raise your hands. . .right? Problem solved.

1680 days ago
65.

summer Carlyle    

Thank goodness most of these posts are against Kevin Smith. I like him fine but the airlines can't accommodate larger seats for so many reasons but one that comes to mind is larger seats means less seats which in turns says they are losing money and the loss is passed on to the ticket price being hiked again.

Kevin Smith always purchases two seats so even he knows there are certain risks with being heavy and he is choosing to be heavy. Health reasons alone he should lose weight but NO way should the airlines make bigger seats. C'mon Kevin put down the fork and go walk around the block - you'll feel better.

1680 days ago
66.

PolarBear    

Fat people on planes are a safety hazard, I agree to that. They need to be tasered in the parking lot. Once inside a plane, they are an obstacle to movement, any emergency will have them blocking the airline staff and anyone trying to move, they will be the first to have problems and the least capable of providing help. They suck too much oxygen out of the air. If the plane crashes, all that extra fat is more likely to be combustible, creating an inferno of blubberish foggy smoke. Children will have nightmares for years, if they even survive! People won't be able to see where to go for safety. Think about THAT next time some fat porker gets in line at the airport deli! That greasy plate of cheeseburger, fries, pop and pie is going to create one hell of a fireball!

1680 days ago
67.

CR    

I'm with Southwest on this one. Last time I flew, the front row had 2 HUGE people in it - one at the window, one on the aisle. The flight attendant told me to sit between them. I spent the entire flight hunched in on myself! Each of them took 1/3 of my seat, leaving me with the remaining third. Not fun!

1680 days ago
68.

Nett    

Thicker wider seats means higher ticket prices you douchebag! Besides it would benefit all overweight people to lose a few lbs.

1680 days ago
69.

Fed Up With Fools    

If Kevin Smith spent HALF as much time exercising as he does smoking pot, twittering, whining about "Gigli" and stuffing his face with Twinkies dipped in Mazola he would be thin and able to fly on any commercial airline with no problem. Hey Kev- "Let your new life begin call 1-800-GET-THIN!" Seriously Dude- Put down the Fritos, Doritos, Ding Dongs, Crisco & Diet Coke!

1680 days ago
70.

samson    

Rather than taking getting kicked off a plane for being too fat as the wake-up call it should have been, he's blaming the airline company for not catering to those too gluttonous to fit into a regular people seat? Ya, that's seems about right...

1680 days ago
71.

peacewalker    

Maybe they could let these out-of-control sacks of goo place their heaving rolls of blubber up on the tray table. Of course, that still wouldn't change the fact that he probably smells like a dozen everything bagels stuffed into a dirty sweat sock.

1680 days ago
72.

Brittney    

Fat people need to wake up - YOU made yourself fat, no one else.

i don't wanna sit next to you on a plane or anywhere else. it turns my stomach upside down.

Start eating right, exercise, get your head our of the KFC bucket and stop DRIVING MY HEALTH INSURANCE UP, you fat pieces of crap!

1680 days ago
73.

TheTruth    

65. TO redaer: Where the hell did the politics come in?? Im not a liberal. I am more in the middle. But one thing I have against conservatives is: Why do you people never want to pay ANY taxes. What do you not understand when it comes to the fact that if we have NO taxes then our country has NO money...conservatives never want to pay taxes
, but they want everything for free...It doesnt take a brain to understand that, but then again, Bush was president for 8 years...And we are now paying the price for 8 years of "less" government... So it proves we do have a huge majority of ignorant americans... just sayin....

Posted at 12:35PM on Feb 15th 2010 by American Pie

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This has to be the most ignorant post I have ever read.

1680 days ago
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sherri mcclintock    

Put him in the cargo area. I think he should fit there.

1680 days ago
75.

Eaglewerks    

Folks it's the Airlines Fault and they will not own up to the fact. Seating in Airlines is now the narrowest of any other normal public seating. South West uses 17 inches as a seat width. Midwest Airlines uses 21 inch wide seats. South West has 17.3 inches elbow to elbow. Most modern theater seats are a nominal 22 inches with 24 inches elbow to elbow.

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