Director Kevin Smith too fat to fly?

In this Sept. 8, 2008 photo, director Kevin Smith from the film "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" poses for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

February 15, 2010 7:45:55 AM PST
Kevin Smith says he's "way fat," but that shouldn't stop him from flying. The director and actor says a pilot ejected him from a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank, Calif., saying he didn't fit properly in a single seat.

Smith raised a stink about the incident on his Twitter page Sunday, saying "I'm way fat. ... If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air."

Southwest says customers must be able to fit safely and comfortably in one seat or make other arrangements.

After a storm of angry online comments, the airline issued a "heartfelt apology" to Smith in a statement on its website.

Smith is the director of the films "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy." and often appears in his movies as a character named Silent Bob.