February 15, 2010, - 11:13 am

Silent Blob, Hollywood Hypo: Stop Whining, Fat Director Kevin Smith; Go to the Gym (& You’ll Get to Fly)

By Debbie Schlussel

Count me not among the masses of idiots, who are sympathetic to the weekend “plight” of multi-millionaire “Clerks” director Kevin Smith.  The dude is fat.  Pursuant to Southwest Airline’s policy that overweight people have to buy two tickets, he was kicked off a flight by the captain.  Yes, he originally bought two tickets, but then he decided to go on an earlier flight and didn’t buy two tickets for that one, because the flight was full and only one seat was available.  Then, the captain kicked him off, pursuant to Southwest’s “Customers of Size Policy” (yup, that’s really what it’s called).  That’s the breaks when you’re huge.  And he’s whining on  Twitter–and everywhere else–about it, complete with a ton of F-bombs (in well over 50 tweets and counting and in an hour on his website).  You stay classy (and obese), Kevin.

So sad, too bad. Unfortunately, Southwest is apologizing all over the place and the slobbering, slavish entertainment press is kissing his butt about this, too, as if it’s a terrorist attack on poor, innocent, (not-so) little Kevin.  Psychology Today is accusing Southwest of “weightism.” PUH-LEEZE.  Private businesses and individuals in America practice weight discrimination every single day (and it’s a good thing).  Sadly, we’re practicing less and less of it.  Would you hire fat physical trainers for your gym? Academy Award nominee (and likely winner) Gabourey Sidibe, who is unhealthy to the max, is now the new “role model” for teen girls.


Kevin Smith: Wanna Sit Next to This Fat Dude on a Flight?

It’s hilarious how up in arms everyone is over the airline’s treatment of a rich, loud-mouthed fat guy, versus how silent and unenraged they were over the appalling bestiality sex scene, er . . . “interspecies erotica,” which he put in in his horribly disgusting and depraved “Clerks II” movie (read my review). Gotta love the sense of priorities and perspective of the Hollywood crowd and Smith’s gushing, brainless, lumpenidiotariat followers. Sorry, but I can’t cry for Hollywood limousine liberals when they get treated like everyone else.  Add to that how I find it disgusting when fat people who are morbidly obese try to squeeze themselves into one seat, and then their blubber overlaps on top of your arms and lap.  Yuck.

Smith should have bought the second ticket for the switched flight.  Add to that the fact that in his movies, he never casts fat chicks (unless you count himself and Ben Affleck).  So, he’s a hypocrite.  Southwest Airlines doesn’t force him to cast fat chicks in chicks’ roles in his movies (like the Rosario Dawson role in the “Clerks II”).  Why is he whining when he can’t force Southwest to put fat people in one seat? Look who’s, um, “weightist,” now. This is a guy who’s made a mint off an industry in which being thin is a priority for aesthetic reason. And yet he has the nerve to castigate another industry where weight is an issue for safety and business reasons? Kevin Smith is literally a hippo-crite (misdpelling and pun intended).

Remember what happens when an airline allows a really fat guy to buy just one seat?  Check out this photo. It’s not Southwest’s fault that Silent Bob is really Silent Blob.  I repeat what I said then:  humane airlines make fat people buy two tickets.  Period.  They don’t make you squeeze in next to Kevin Smith.

Here’s a tip, Kevin:  Southwest doesn’t tell you how to cast your movies.  Don’t tell it how to fill–or avoid overfilling, with your fat butt–its seats.  If you don’t like being treated the same as the “little” (but fat) people, fly on one of those fancy private jets, you folks in Hollywood usually fly and which you could charter.  You can well afford it, just as you can well afford two tickets . . . unlike the average fat American who cannot.

Stop whining and try the gym. You need to lose some weight, Silent Blob. And get back to the Silent part. We miss it.

Again, you don’t cast fat chicks in your movies.  Why should Southwest seat fat directors on its flights?

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24 Responses

how bad is the bank account if he has to fly southwest?

ender on February 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

I wonder what it would be like for this pig and Michael Moore to be sitting next to each other on a long flight someplace. Something they’d both deserve.

I wonder on February 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I love what the poster said about Smith and Moore. Two over- rated hypocrites.

    tov klein on February 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm

You are completely ignoring the fact he sat buckled in the seat without protruding into others area with both armrests down.

This is Southwest’s own guideline.

If he didn’t, you’d have a point. But the fact is he did and the attendant lied about the captain seeing it.

The problem is everyone is assuming he bought two seats because of his size, when in fact, he bought two for privacy. He forgoes his privacy seat to get home earlier. Attendant assumed that he had a second seat for size.

D: You are assuming he’s telling the truth. Look at him in the photo. Do you really think he was not protruding into others’ area? Have you ever flown Southwest? With the size of its seats, that’s simply not possible. DS

Dimension on February 15, 2010 at 11:38 am

Mr. Smith originally purchased two Southwest seats on a flight from Oakland to Burbank – as he’s been known to do when traveling on Southwest. He decided to change his plans and board an earlier flight to Burbank, which technically means flying standby. As you may know, airlines are not able to clear standby passengers until all Customers are boarded. When the time came to board Mr. Smith, we had only a single seat available for him to occupy. Our pilots are responsible for the Safety and comfort of all Customers on the aircraft and therefore, made the determination that Mr. Smith needed more than one seat to complete his flight. Our Employees explained why the decision was made, accommodated Mr. Smith on a later flight, and issued him a $100 Southwest travel voucher for his inconvenience

…. Southwest Airlines statement

Which reveals Smith to be the raving entitled wart hog he is.

Context. Something the MSM knows nothing about.

michael on February 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm


They did compensate him for a bumped flight which airlines do for customers when you can’t board a flight for reasons not within your control. I don’t see what the ruckus is all about.

NormanF on February 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I have several times been forced to sit next to obese people & they ALWAYS slop over into the next seat. I paid for my seat &shouldn’t have to share it.

Max on February 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm

And what happens if you are 6 ft. 8 and
Cannot fit because you are too tall ? Why
Should I pay extra for a seat because I am. T

Fish on February 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

ten years ago this jerk wasn’t that big he needs to lay off the happy meals and have a salad.

Sic Semper Tyrannus on February 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Dear Norman .. that was the point to SW Airlines statement.

Smith made choices. Those turned out to be bad choices.

The ruckus is in Smith’s mind, and I laugh at him.

michael on February 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Let’s see…Tobacco is legal and so is obesity, however my cigarette smoking ‘offends’ some and so this legal substance is banned. Being obese is not a crime, however the same ones that were ‘offended’ with my smoking are now offended with fat people.

So Smith…you can do like I have either deal with it (like I have) or loose the blubber but don’t take up smoking that will put more fat on your already small brain!!!

YeahRight on February 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

@yeah right: I believe Kevin Smith DOES smoke. They say he took it up in Clerks (intending to smoke but not inhale since his character smoked) and got hooked.

Is it just me, Debbie, or does Smith’s bellyaching (pun intended) seem to stem from a desperate, public attempt to resurrect his movie career?

Richard on February 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm

“Silent Blob”? HA! Hilarious!

Matt on February 16, 2010 at 12:25 am

He’s liberal and a hipster. So the media is going to say he is right. He has to be pushing 3 bills. Great points Debbie, if he ain’t casting fat chicks then he is a hypocrite. As for a fat chick alert. I did some fat chick riding a bike this weekend but I didn’t seem to see the seat she was sitting on.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 16, 2010 at 12:39 am

    should read, “I did see some”…

    CaliforniaScreaming on February 16, 2010 at 8:25 am

Totally agree. I think this is just a publicity stunt for Kevin for his upcoming movie and truth be told, Southwest is probably loving this too. Lots of free publicity for them too, and face it, there are a lot more not-obese people in the US than obese people and everybody pays the same. They won’t be changing their policy any time soon and with Kevin not flying them any more, that’s one less fatass they have to worry about.

STFU Kevin and go eat another Twinkie!

NoFatChix on February 16, 2010 at 1:03 am

Hollywood’s obsession with thinness, setting up stick-thin women as role models, has contributed to the increase in anorexia nervosa among teenage girls. I have been offended for years by Hollywood’s anti-fatism, by the fact that such brilliant actors as John Goodman are trapped in character roles. I will be GLAD if a fat actress wins an Academy Award. That said, I think Southwest Airlines was 1000% justified in asking Mr. Smith to leave the plane

Miranda Rose Smith on February 16, 2010 at 2:33 am

Give the fat bastard a box or 2 of donuts and he will forget all about the issue. Maybe someone should set him up on a date with that disgusting fat chick from that Precious movie.
No sympathy for people like that, that is not a gland issue that is a 3 pizza, 24 piece chicken bucket and a large coke issue.
If you don’t want people picking on you because your six hundred pounds then drop the dinosaur leg your gnawing on and get some exercise

martin fee on February 16, 2010 at 7:07 am

guys! an above statement said southwest would love this! they are! all the people who want a peaceful, tolerable flight will “flock” to fly SW! rock on SW!!

linda jp on February 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

more fuel must be used for excess weight- that too should be charged to ones such as him.

Jim on February 16, 2010 at 8:34 am

He has cast big girls in his movies before.

In “Clerks”, one of the actresses was big.
The lady who played the girl who argued with Randall about a particular video was a slightly chubby girl.

And in Dogma, a few of the Christian abortion clinic protestors were played by big women.

Charybdis_SeaStar on February 16, 2010 at 11:56 am

obesity is an nationwide epidemic due to fast food restaurants on every corner, people eating to soothe themselves for unresolved emotional issues …………..and just plain old gluttony. This guy needs to deal with his weight and not project his issues onto others.

deb on February 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Dear Deb: There may be fast food restaurants on every corner, but nobody is kidnapped at gunpoint, marched into one, and force-fed. People DO eat to soothe themselves for unresolved emotional issues. Gluttony-don’t belittle it, or people who are sucked into it, if you havn’t battled it yourself.
    Only Kevin Smith can find the self-respect to help Kevin Smith lose weight, just as only I could find the self-respect to help me lose weight.

    Miranda Rose Smith on February 17, 2010 at 2:16 am

I wonder what Kevin Smith looks like on a body scanner??

Jon from Lockport, NY on February 17, 2010 at 7:11 am

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