Kevin Smith oversized? ejected from flight

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Associated Press

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 12:03 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Smith says he's "way fat," but that shouldn't stop him from flying.

The director and actor says a pilot ejected him from a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank, Calif., saying he didn't fit properly in a single seat.

Smith raised a stink about the incident on his Twitter page Sunday, saying "I'm way fat. ... If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air."

Southwest says customers must be able to fit safely and comfortably in one seat or make other arrangements.

After a storm of angry online comments, the airline issued a "heartfelt apology" to Smith in a statement on its Web site.

Smith is the director of the films "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy." and often appears in his movies as a character named Silent Bob.

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