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Billie Joe Armstrong kicked off plane for saggy pants

By Tony Hicks
Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 2:25 pm in Uncategorized.

Well, good to know as we approach the tenth anniversary of September 11th that the airlines have finally got their priorities straight.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off a Southwest flight Wednesday night in Oakland for apparently wearing his pants too low. He Tweeted about it, and a Channel 7 news producer witnessed the incident.

All the passengers were already seated and the captain had told everyone to shut off their phones when a flight attendent approached Armstrong and told him to pull his pants up. Which, not so strangely, immediately reminds me of my grandmother.

Armstrong, understandably, asked why she didn’t have anything better to do. According to witness accounts, she then repeated the request, to which he replied “I’m just trying to get to my (freaking) seat.”

He and the person he was traveling to Burbank with were then removed from the plane.

OK, so maybe he could’ve pulled up his pants. Then again, he’s a famous punk-rock guy. Famous punk-rock guys don’t take orders from waitresses in the sky. One way of looking at it is, when someone’s pants are so low, it’s easier to see if they’re trying to smuggle things onto the flight.

This comes after a U.S. Airways flight was delayed in June in San Francisco when a New Mexico football player was kicked off a plane because his saggy pants. He’s now suing.

I love America.

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