Director Kevin Smith is tired of sparring with Southwest Airlines because he was kicked off one of their flights for being ‘too fat’. Smith says Southwest is still “blaming the Fatty” for the incident, but concedes the battle is pretty much “fruitless” at this point.
“Lots of folks still telling me to stop crying and lose weight – as if that’s what this was all about,” Smith wrote on his blog in a post titled ‘Running out of gas on this subject’. “Once again: I know I’m fat. The point of all this? I’m not too fat for Southwest Air, yet someone deemed me so.”
“Easier to tell the lie about the whiney Fatso than the truth that someone at Southwest f***ed up,” Smith said. “‘Sure, someone f****d up, Lardo’ Youâ€™re saying. ‘You and your fat gut! This is YOUR fault because youâ€™re fat!'”
In his blog post, Smith details long conversations with a Southwest Airlines employee trying to get the airline to admit he was not “too fat to fly” and was wrongly booted from the plane. Although Southwest has apologized for the incident, they still have not admitted Smith was not too large to fit in his seat according to the company’s ‘person of size’ policy.
“You guys screwed up, SWA; whyâ€™s it so hard to own up to it? Now Iâ€™m gonna carry this Too Fat To Fly s*** around like herpes for the rest of my life, and it was never even true,” Smith wrote.
Even though Smith still insists Southwest was wrong and wants them to admit it, the Hollywood director is obviously tired of his personal war with the airline. “Letâ€™s Tweet about other stuff, shall we?” Smith said in closing. “This is starting to taste mediciney and fruitless.”