Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight this week because his pants were too low.
After being removed from the plane, Armstrong tweeted, “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke!”
The Green Day singer was leaving Oakland in Northern California for Burbank.
Armstrong was approached by a stewardess about his pants being too low. Armstrong responded, “I’m just trying to get to my fucking seat”.
The incident turned into a public relations disaster for Southwest. The company later issued the following statement apologising for how Armstrong was treated. "As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer's experience. He elected to take the next flight. We followed up with this Customer and involved Employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the Customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction."
Southwest is not without its celebrity controversy. Last year director Kevin Smith was removed because he weighed too much. “I’m too fat to fly Southwest,” he tweeted afterwards.
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