Add “saggy pants” to list of reasons you, or your favorite celebrity, can get kicked off Southwest Airlines. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong objected to being told to pull up his pants by a flight attendant, and, according to an eyewitness who happens to be a producer for ABC 7 in San Francisco, the dispute resulted in both Mr. Armstrong and his companion being asked to leave the aircraft.
Shortly after, Mr. Armstrong tweeted:
Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke!
“Basically, all the passengers were already seated, we were ready to go, they had already told us to start to turn our cellphones off,” she said.
[The producer] said that Armstrong was approached by a flight attendant and told to pull his pants up. Armstrong initially dismissed the request, asking, “Don’t you have better things to do then worry about that?” When the flight attendant repeated the request and threatened to have Armstrong removed from the plane, Armstrong relied “I’m just trying to get to my f**king seat.”
Southwest has apologized and promised to reach out to Mr. Armstrong for more details.