You have NEVER explained EXACTLY HOW he posed a "safety risk/issue", Southwest.
And I don't give a crap if every airline carrier has this policy - saying "excuse me, but you are too fat to be on a plane" (which IS what you implied and meant, forget about being sued for calling somebody "fat", the fact that you regularly THROW PEOPLE OFF OF PLANES because they are deemed "too fat" by some outdated ridiculous standard) is wrong. I'm big myself, but not big enough for that. And I *dare* anyone tell me I'm too fat to do something. Fat people endure enough scrutiny and judgement as it is...and most of them are NOT like Kevin Smith. They have the same emotional fortitude your average person does. They go and cry in a bowl of ice cream when people make fun of them, just like everyone else. And how is that conducive to anything - the airline carriers are just contributing to the problem!
Is it going to become such a safety issue that only those who are deemed to be "average" will be able to fly? What about buses, trains, rental cars - are they next? Are people who are afraid they're too fat just supposed to stay at home and not go anywhere? Because THAT is where this is headed.
Southwest, you have an opportunity to stop this nonsense NOW. Maybe this is the kick in butt you need to be a force of change.
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