May 30, 2017

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong kicked off Southwest flight

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: On a Thursday night trip from Burbank to Oakland, Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight after back-talking a flight attendant who flagged his wardrobe. The star reportedly wore his pants so low as to defy the airline’s decency rules. When asked by the flight attendant to pull his pants up, a verbal skirmish (which culminated in Armstrong being asked to leave the flight) ensued.

Armstrong later tweeted about the incident, writing, “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f**k? No joke!”

Southwest later issued a statement that read “As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer’s experience. 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.”

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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