Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland, California, for his sagging pants. Armstrong, said on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 1), “Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!…”.
The quick flight was going from Oakland to Burbank, California.
Cindy Qiu, an associate producer at Bay area television station ABC7/KGO-TV, was on the flight and described the incident, saying that Armstrong, when he was initially approached by a flight attendant and told to hike up his pants, asked “Don’t you have better things to do than worry about that?”. He then tried to take his seat but was asked to leave the plane.
Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for Southwest Airlines said “As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this customer’s experience,” Hawkins said. “He elected to take the next flight.”