Icheoku asks, if as all the evidence points to, Kevin Smith is aware of the excessive meat he had packed and is still packing on, and that most airplanes and in this case South West airlines, have a standing policy on obese people, why did he expect to be treated differently? Did he expect the airline to pretend that because he is a recognisable Hollywood fellow, he is no longer fat enough for the policy to apply to him? If anyone ever comes out of this drama looking bad, it should be Kevin Smith for demanding a different application of a standing rule as it affects him, simply because he is a film-director/actor? If he feels so special, why was he not flying in a private jet; and if he does not have one yet or cannot afford one, why did he not settle for first class; and if South West does not offer first class seats, what was he doing flying on South West in the first place? The last time Icheoku checked, several planes out of northern California to Los Angeles area operates first class cabin including Virgin America, United Airlines etc? Is he rather so cheap to fly coach on South West and expect to be treated as a special Kevin Smith, the Hollywood film director/actor? Such will be ridiculous and laughable and he should be ashamed of himself for throwing up all the dust that 'if you look like me, South West airline will not allow you to fly with them' sentimental tweet!
What Kevin Smith really needs is the phone number of the NBC television reality show, the 'Biggest Loser' that he may enter their booth camp towards off-loading all the excess fat he is carrying, towards a healthy size for a man under 6ft tall? Should the 'Biggest Loser' not accept you, hire a private personal trainer and let him transform you into a sizable man - it is healthy, handsome, smart and sexy; and being a fat-head slobby walrus is so yesterday! Also, you can help yourself by quitting junk fast foods; it is given that most obese people are guilty of unhealthy diet indulgence? One problem militating against Americans is the idea of "political correctness" in everything we do and in every word we utter, where peoples' sensibilities cannot be 'offended' and the good old school hard-knock truth are sacrificed on the alter of maintaining the "touchy-feelly", everybody fell good atmosphere, symptomatic of our present day society. Why should it be difficult to tell Kevin Smith to his face that he is fat? A thing which he probably have been telling himself but lacking the will power to get off his arse and do something about it. Icheoku asks Kevin, do you like what you see standing in front of the mirror while starring at yourself or have you removed all the mirrors in your bathrooms? The issue here is not even purchasing two tickets, since that will be one person denied that flight because a fatso is flying on two seats? The issue raised in this brickbat is for Kevin Smith to do something about his weight, lose some weight or better still, go buy a private jet to fly himself around and avoid the inconvenience of flying coach with people starring him and wondering what a fat pig he is? What about the health hazards of being so obese from heart problems to diabetes etc and he is just only 39 years old? Like Kevin Smith rightly asked in his twitter, "I know I'm fat, but was Captain Leysath really justified in throwing me off a flight for which I was already seated?" Icheoku answers, yes, you betcha ya the captain was damn justified in enforcing an existing policy on flying gluttons, since elephants do not even fly, whether or not on two seats? Yes, you broke an implied regulation not to be excessively over-weight and your size is a safety risk since you might fall asleep and roll over on a fellow passenger? These are possibilities and anything and everything is possible. Even the oxygen your massive body will require will excessively depreciate those available for the rest of the passengers and crew? Talk about your rapid laborious breathing and obstruction of the view of a back-seat passenger? What if there is an emergency requiring fast exit from the plane and your fat-arse is on the way inhibiting prompt exit - such will endanger fellow passengers who are behind you from leaving the plane speedily and safely? These are possibilities and everything is possible? Did you think about such hazards, Kevin? Just in case you are living a lie and in denial of your obesity Kevin, Icheoku affirms that you are not only "way fat" but also already there and since a very long time ago! Your saying that you are 'not there yet' is delusional and a false consolation; the earlier you wake up from this slumber party of yours and face the reality starring you on the face, the better for you.