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Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day Frontman, Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Baggy Pants


First Posted: 09/02/11 08:34 PM ET Updated: 11/02/11 06:12 AM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong's Labor Day weekend is off to a rocky start after the Green Day frontman was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday for having pants that hung too low.

Armstrong was traveling from Oakland, Calif., to Burbank, Calif., when the incident occurred. About it, he tweeted:

Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke!less than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

Cindy Qiu, an associate producer at ABC 7 in Oakland who was on the flight, told the news agency that when a flight attendant asked Armstrong to pull his pants up, he asked: "Don't you have better things to do then worry about that?" When the attendant asked again, also threatening to have Armstrong removed from the flight, he retorted "I'm just trying to get to my f**king seat."

Southwest replied via twitter to the ticked-off rocker, saying:

@BJAofficial  Very sorry for your experience tonight, someone from our Customer Relations Team will reach out to you to get more details.less than a minute ago via CoTweet Favorite Retweet Reply

This isn't the first time an incident like this has occurred. In June, a US Airways passenger was arrested after he refused to pull up his saggy pants. Prosecutors later said they would not file charges against him.

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