Boy. Kevin Smith really will not let this Southwest Air thing go. On the bright side, perhaps he will commit himself to fighting Southwest Air online full time, and retire from making movies. FINGERS CROSSED. In any case, he has now “challenged” Southwest Air to “prove” that he can’t fit in the seats. Finally! Some comical clown justice in this world! I stopped following Kevin Smith on Twitter in January as part of my New Year’s resolution to stop following people who wrote too many tweets about their wife’s taint, but the Huffington Post is on the case:
“Hey @SouthwestAir: you bring that same row of seats to the DailyShow, and I’ll sit in ‘em for all to see on TV,” he tweeted. “If I don’t fit, I’ll donate $10k to charity of your choice. But when I do (& buckle the belt as well)? 1) You admit you lied. 2) Change your policy, or at least re-train your staff to be a lot more human & a lot less corporate when they pull a poor girl off the plane & shame her.”
Hey, Kevin Smith, here is an idea: how about you just give $10k to charity and MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE. There is nothing that more quickly demonstrates the upsidedowny misguided priorities and false populism of a celebrity’s self-righteous indignation than when they use a charitable donation that might actually make the world a better place for real human beings as a fucking bargaining tool to get their self-indulgent point across. Like, no matter how embarrassing this whole thing has been for Kevin Smith, fat people fly on planes all the time without his help, and I’m sure Southwest Airlines already IS reviewing their corporate policy, and he’s still a millionaire, and he got to Burbank in the end thank God, and there are actual real problems in this world that require focus and attention, so, you know, relax, HERO.