Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines Debate the Meaning of Fat

This weekend, Kevin Smith got into a very public twitter war with Southwest Airlines after they allegedly ejected him from a full airplane for being “too fat to fly.” You can read Kevin Smith’s round up here, Southwest’s response, and an independent assessment of the situation by Gawker.

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