'Silent Bob' actor Kevin Smith has spoken of his humiliation being kicked off a commercial airline flight for being too fat.
The 39-year-old indie filmmaker was already seated on a Southwest Airlines flight on Saturday night (local time) from Oakland to Burbank — both cities in California — when a flight attendant told him his size posed a "safety risk" to others, according to Smith's own tweets.
"What, was I gonna roll on a fellow passenger?" he said on Twitter.
The plane's captain determined that Smith, who was holding a standby ticket, was too big for one seat in what was a full plane and he was put on a later flight.
He was given a $100 voucher for his troubles.
But that did not stop the director of Chasing Amy from venting his anger at Southwest Airlines in a series of expletive-ridden tweets.
"Wanna tell me I'm too wide for the sky? ... fair warning, folks: If you look like me you may be ejected from @SouthwestAir," read one tweet.
And another: "The @SouthwestAir Diet. How it works: you're publicly shamed into a slimmer figure. Crying the weight right off has never been easier!"
After an outcry in the tweetosphere, Southwest tweeted back with an apology as well as a personal phone call to Smith — which the acclaimed filmmaker dismissed as "insulting, redacted bulls**t".
Smith then continued his tirade against the "fatty-haters" airline and posted a photograph of himself on the flight he was eventually let on.
"Hey @SouthwestAir! I've landed in Burbank. Don't worry: wall of the plane was opened & I was airlifted out while [aerobics guru] Richard Simmons supervised," he tweeted.
Southwest Airlines today issued another apology but defended its policy of requiring two seats for passengers who cannot fit "safely and comfortably" in one seat.
"If a customer cannot comfortably lower the armrest and infringes on a portion of another seat, a customer seated adjacent would be very uncomfortable and a timely exit from the aircraft in the event of an emergency might be compromised if we allow a cramped, restricted seating arrangement," the airline said in a statement.