So Billie Joe Armstrong, lead vocalist of the band Green Day, hasn’t been one we’ve seen in the spotlight as of late. Sure he’s a rocker, but pretty low-key right? For the most part, let’s say he flies under the radar. So you can imagine my curiosity when I learned that Mr. Armstrong was recently kicked off a flight flying from Oakland to Burbank, California.
First off, this isn’t the first ‘celeb’ to get the boot from a flight recently. Actor Gerard Depardieu was in the headlines (it’s even embarrassing for me to write about!) for urinating on a flight – claiming he wasn’t able to ‘hold’ it. Poor fella. Never mind, back to Billie Joe. Why was he booted you ask? Well obviously because…sagging trousers!! Yep, that’s right folks. Really? According to an ABC producer from the Southwest flight, a flight attendant asked the singer to pull his pants up to, which he replied, “Don’t you have better things to do than worry about that?” Long story short, after a few back and forth comments, although he didn’t take that flight, he was quickly put on the next one with the airline staff apologizing profusely.
Ok, for one – sagging pants are so not new. If I had a dollar for every time my mother nagged my brother as a teen to hike his pants up I’d be rich. Never mind, I wear saggy pants sans belt every now and then. Also – is this really what an airline should be concentrating on? Rather than hatin’ on one’s fashion choice, focus on your job. Like sneaking me those cute little bottles of red wine – way more important. Clearly the airline came to their senses and realized the error of their ways. Thank god I can sleep at night. Way to go Billie Joe!
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