Green Day Singer Loses Airline Seat Due to Baggy Pants

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Sep 4, 2011.

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  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    "American Idiot" Singer Catches The Following Flight

    For me personally, I think it's great that people have pride in their asses. I just do not want it in my face, thank you very much. And not only do I want to see ANY part of your behind, I do not want to see your undergarments, either. I am sure that are highly fashionable and your fashion sense is among the best in the world, but some things you can keep to yourself....
  2. triple_toe

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    Well I personally am just shocked that anything a member of Green Day does would end up as news.
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  3. Jayar

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    First off, triple_toe: Green Day is relevant. Have you heard of the musical American Idiot? :p

    Secondly, he did nothing wrong, and I am shocked that PeterG isn't upset about this. We should ALL be upset about this. Does this mean that my New Balance sneakers could cause me to lose my seat next time? Flight attendants have too much power. If I were the customer, I would not rest until the flight attendant were in the unemployment line. And yes, there would be a lawsuit if for no other reason, to get this air mattress fired.
  4. BigB08822

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    Wouldnt he have been sitting down for the entire flight? How could his saggy pants offend anyone?
  5. triple_toe

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    :lol: There's an American Idiot musical? Well, I guess if Spider Man can be a musical...

    In all seriousness though, this is a little ridiculous. At first I thought this would be about security getting in a snit because the baggy pants could possibly conceal weapons or something, but sitting down on the flight? If his ass/boxers were sticking out, how would anyone even know? He's in his seat! Unless his pants were so far down the *front* of his boxer shorts were in plain sight :slinkaway
  6. Jenna

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    I don't have a problem with this. I think the "sagging" trend is disgusting and should be outlawed in public places.
  7. KatieC

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    I find I'm always waiting to see them drop. I want to know if you trip over them. :yikes:
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  10. Allen

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    Well, not all of us were blessed with enough booty to keep our pants from sagging ;)

    Is there an specific regulation in Southwest policy about saggy pants? I haven't seen mention of that in any of the articles I've read on the subject. I was on a Southwest flight not that long ago with a girl with workout shorts on that were so short you could see the bottom part of her butt cheeks hanging out.

    I don't know how saggy his pants were, but is that really enough to get you kicked off a plane? Maybe the real issue is that he argued about it, but I agree with Jayar that flight attendants have too much power nowadays.
  11. PeterG

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    My guess is that he was walking around for the hour or two before the flight with his backside showing and various people complained to staff, who had to deal with those complaints. Seems to me it's doubtful that he walked straight to the waiting area, sat in one seat until boarding time, when he quickly tried to walk to onto the plane. "If you've got it, flaunt it" is not always good advice...

    I am shocked, but in a different way than you, it seems! :D

    :lol:

    I don't see how it's that big of a deal when some popstar is told to mind his ass...

    Your footwear causes the majority of your behind to pop out of your clothing?? :p

    NO!!!! MY EYES!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  12. allezfred

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    Well I think the jeans around your ankles look is terrible, but preventing someone boarding an aircraft because of it? Really?
  13. Theatregirl1122

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    Yeah, there's a big difference between "fashion trends I dislike" and "clothing that should get you removed from an air plane". The former is a long list. The later? Not so much. I seriously doubt that costumers were complaining that his pants were baggy unless they complain about half the teenage males in the country. And to be honest, who cares if you can see his underwear? Do they kick every girl off the plane whose thong hangs out when she bends over?
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    I agree that the airline employees have better things to do with their time than to reprimand the way someone wears his pants, like, ahem, flight security.
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    IIRC Green Day has a clothing contract with Dior Homme, whose line most definitely does not include sagging-butt pants :lol: I guess Billie Joe was travelling on a day off....
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    You can't fly with saggy pant, but apparently it's Ok if you're wearing only women's underwear.
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    I actually know a few police officers who are glad some of the young kids wear baggy pants because they can't run very far when the police catch them stealing or doing whatever it is they get in trouble for. They either can't run or they trip and fall. :lol:
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    I agree, but I don't think that Billie Joe Armstrong wears his pants around his ankles, which makes this even more ridiculous.
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    I'm also wondering, doesn't she have more important things to worry about.


    I'm also wondering, isn't Billie Joe getting a little old to be wearing his pants like this?
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    I didn't see anywhere in the article where it said his pants were baggy. I'm assuming he was probably wearing saggy skinny jeans. This seems to be the new trend, which I think is even worse than baggy jeans. At least baggy jeans sag because you know, they're too big and you need a belt, but what's the saggy skinny jean all about?

    I'm frankly more offended when people go on flights wearing what I consider to be pajamas.
  22. orbitz

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    Why? If it's a long 8+ hours flight then you should wear the most comfortable clothing possible.
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    I can't even imagine what saggy skinny jeans look like. I'm thinking walking could be a problem. :lol:
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    If people don't dress the way I want them to dress they should be drawn and quartered!
  26. skateboy

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    Unless his bare ass was hanging out for everyone to see, I don't really see a problem with it.
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    Southwest flight attendants seem to be the current fashion police.

    I'm not suggesting saggy jeans are something to be encouraged, but to be thrown off a flight for it? And to not think this is a problem?
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    Um, no. And no Southwest flight is over three hours.

    Exactly. ;)
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    I think saggy pants look silly, but I don't give a flying fig if someone else wants to wear them.

    I'm more offended by smelly people on flights who hog my arm rest.
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    I'm more offended by the potty mouths in public. Everything is effing this and effing that. So tacky. :(
  31. PeterG

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    I think this is the real issue. Other Armstrong statements:

    Other Armstrong statements:

    We'll probably never know everything that went down, but what is possible is that a passenger was partially nude, other passengers complained, staff took action to the complaints, the first passenger was not only disagreeable, but rudely swore at flight staff.

    Armstrong had a number of other choices:

    1) Pull up your pants and later on wear them whatever way you want,
    2) Tell the flight attendant (politely, without swearing) that he feels his clothing is appropriate, and ask if the attendant could check with their supervisor to see if this is truly a problem
    3) Ask what the dress code is for flying, and to see a printed copy of that code (and if there's no formal dress code), he could suggest that his attire is appropriate and that staff consider preparing something official so that problems like this could be avoided

    I think it was Armstrong's rudeness and swearing that got him kicked off the plane. It was not what he was wearing.
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  32. Allskate

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    You're joking, right? There is absolutely no evidence that he was nude or that any passengers complained about him.

    According to the article you linked, it was the other way around. He swore when the woman threatened to kick him off the plane because of his pants. Nobody from Southwest has claimed that he was kicked off because he was rude and swearing. In fact, Southwest immediately apologized for their actions. I doubt that Southwest kicks people off planes every time that a customer swears when a Southwest employee is rude and irrational -- and threatening to kick a customer off of a plane because his pants are sagging while he gets to his seat is both rude and irrational, IMO. If some flight attendant thought my pants were the most important thing for them to attend to and were that rude with me, I doubt I'd have polite language for them, either. They should be worried about safety and efficiency, not wasting their time and annoying customers by commenting on their pants and threatening to kick them off the plane. I wouldn't be surprised if that the flight attendant is having some not very pleasant discussions right now with his or her supervisors.
  33. MacMadame

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    Even if they don't smell, they better not hog the arm rest!

    I certainly hope that's happening.
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    There's no evidence to the opposite, either. Are we to believe that this staff person goes after every single person who does not dress the way she likes? If so, I doubt she'd be working for Southwest anymore.

    Believe it or not, some people do not go off on a foul-mouthed tirade when things do not go their way! (Well, sometimes I check myself!) ;)

    If I ran a big company that ended up in the news because of an entertainer's snit-fit, I would back down as well. I don't believe the line "there's no such thing as bad publicity". I posted earlier his two examples of swearing, and many believe that to be rude behaviour.

    :lol: Agreed. Something along the lines of, "WHAT were you thinking going after somebody famous!!!???"
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    Seriously? You think that he was strutting around the airport half naked and customers were complaining, but Southwest waited until he was on the plane and headed to his seat to say anything? I think someone would have mentioned that by now if it were true. Why would you assume this? It's not logical. And he's not a rapper. He doesn't regularly go around with his jeans and boxers down to his knees. He wears the low-rise skinny jeans. Your assumption makes very little sense. I'm not sure why you're so intent on believing it.

    Airlines do not have a practice of always apologizing to famous people they throw off planes. This is bad publicity not simply because an entertainer was involved, but because of the flight attendant's conduct. Who wants to fly on an airline where the flight attendants have inflated senses of self-importance and harass people because of what they are wearing? Low-rise jeans are quite common these days. What's next? Harassing customers who have things written on their t-shirts that the flight attendant finds objectionable? Tatoos? Sanctimonious flight attendants focused on attire rather than safety are not a good way to promote an airline.

    More importantly, customers don't want to be on planes where idiotic flight attendants are willing to delay flights in order to boot a customer off the flight because of his pants. If I had been on that flight, it would have been the flight attendant's conduct that I found most annoying, not the passenger's bad fashion and use of the f-bomb in response to the airline attendant's poor conduct. I think there are a LOT of potential customers that would feel the same way. That's why it's bad publicity. Not because it involved a member of a rock band.

    It sounds like the folks at Southwest realized their flight attendant's mistake before the PR folks even got involved because the airline put him on the next flight. I think with a large business, you're bound to have a few bad employees. Unfortunately, I think the airline attendant here was one of them.
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  36. MacMadame

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    Not only is not logical, but SW Airlines has a history of random enforcement of questionable policies so I think the burden is on them to prove they weren't doing it again rather than on the passenger.
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    I saw it earlier this year. The music of course was fun, but the plot was :yawn:
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  40. AliasJohnDoe

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    My personal experience with saggy pants.

    My nephew brought a friend over who's pants hung below his ass with the whole underwear showing in the back. I don't sit on my furniture in my underwear, so I told him, "if you sit anywhere in this house, pull up your pants. I don't don't need your shit left all around my house furniture". Does anyone realize how much fecal matter is in the back of peoples underwear? It's disgusting.

    But if someone wants to walk around wearing pants hanging below their ass, go right ahead.