Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday for wearing saggy pants. Billie was flying from Oakland to Burbank when they told him to GTFO the flight.
He tweeted, “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke!”
A 7Live Associate Producer named Cindy Qiu witnessed the incident. According to her, all the passengers were already seated and had been told to turn off their cell phones. One flight attendant went up to Armstrong and told him to pull up his pants.
Armstrong dismissed the request asking, “Don’t you have better things to do then worry about that?” Maybe, but no one talks back to the flight attendant. “Don’t you know who I am?,” they probably said to Billie. They asked him again to pull up his pants and this time threatened to kick him off. “I’m just trying to get to my f**king seat,” replied Billie.
Seconds later, the power tripping flight attendant had Armstrong and his friend thrown off the flight. A Southwest rep responded to his tweet shortly after, “Very sorry for your experience tonight, someone from our Customer Relations Team will reach out to you to get more details.”
I’m surprised the flight attendant didn’t ask Billie to address him as his majesty and make him kiss his ring before throwing him off. That’s what I would have done if I was that flight’s dictator of fashion. And in mid-flight, I’d have the passengers serve me instead of the other way around.