Southwest security is tight– so tight that they gave Billie Joe Armstrong the boot because his pants weren’t tight enough!
“Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f-? No joke!”Armstrong tweeted following the incident.
According to ABC, who’s employee was on the same flight, said a flight attendant approached him and asked him to pull his pants up and he responded ‘don’t you have better thing to do than worry about that?’ The flight attendant asked again and threatened ‘or you’re getting off the plane.’ But when Armstrong insisted he was just trying to get to his seat, he and a traveling companion were taken off the plane.
Following the incident and unfavorable Armstrong tweet, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying Armstrong was allowed onto the next flight to Burbank and had told a customer relations agent who contacted him he had no further complaints.
In the statement, Hawkins said, “We reached out to apologize. He elected to take the next flight. We followed up with this Customer and involved Employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the Customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction.”
With Associated Press