Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong posted a Twitter message on Thursday saying that he was ejected from a plane over his saggy pants. According to Reuters, the singer’s destination was Burbank, California and the flight company he was traveling with was Southwest Airlines.
Rocker Billie Armstrong has a sense of fashion that apparently is not very appreciated by the flight companies. A few days ago, on Thursday, he tweeted the following text: “Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!…”
The 39-year-old musician had to take another flight in order to get from Oakland, California, to his destination point – Burbank, California.
The incident was described in detail by a witness who is working for ABC&/KGO-TV. Cindy Qiu, who is a TV producer at the Bay area of the television station was on the same plane and saw what happened from a slightly different point of view. She wrote what happened on the television network’s website. Qiu said that Armstrong was seen wearing the saggy pants by a flight attendant and was approached immediately. He was told to lift his pants and he answered: “Don’t you have better things to do than worry about that?” The flight attendant repeated the request and Armstrong replied: ““I’m just trying to get to my fucking seat.” Then he wanted to take his seat. But the flight attendant asked him to leave the plane. He did so.
A representative for Southwest Airlines talked to Reuters about the incident. Brad Hawkins, the spokesman for the company revealed the destination of the artist and said that the company has apologized for their employee’s attitude. “As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this customer’s experience,” he said and added that Armstrong “elected to take the next flight.”