Too Fat to Fly?

When I first started reading about Clerks director Kevin Smith being booted off a Southwest Air flight for being a safety risk to the passengers, I truly could not comprehend that it was because of his girth.  But if you read his twitter feed of the incident it’s apparent that is exactly why he was escorted off the plane.  Is this truly a case of a company acting on behalf of their passengers?  Or is this an example of discrimination?  Of all the troublesome aspects revolving around this story, the most unfortunate is to read the comments by those reading the stories on the web.  If you take even half of the comments made as sincere, there is no doubt about the level of hate and vitriol targeted towards those who are ‘fat.’

About Amy L. Darnell

Teacher, scholar, student, wonderer, wanderer, fan, foe, friend, acquaintance, all of these and more, but ultimately just an Ohio daughter.
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