How Kevin Smith’s Dust-Up with Southwest Airlines REALLY Went Down

     February 22, 2010

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By now, most fans of Kevin Smith are aware of the writer-director’s online scuffle with Southwest Airlines when he was asked to vacate a flight because he was deemed too fat to occupy one seat.  What Southwest Airlines didn’t know is that Smith uses Twitter and has 1.6 million followers.  After Smith used the power of his online pulpit to grab the attention of Southwest, the airline politely responded that their onboard staff made a judgment call, they apologize for the inconvenience, and will review the policy.  Southwest is a pretty good airline and one of the few (if not the only) airlines that hasn’t joined the scam to make customers pay to check bags.

However, the animators of this video interpreted the situation in a generally correct yet delightfully off-kilter manner.  I’m not sure if this is a parody of Apple-1 news’ CGI reenactments or the genuine article.  Either way, it’s kind of great and you should hit the jump to check it out.  And if you don’t know the greatness of these Taiwanese-news CGI reenactments, hit the jump to check out the video that that started it all: Tiger Woods’ wife chasing after him with a golf club.


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