Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Booted Off Southwest Airlines Plane
OAKLAND (CBS) — Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight.
The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area-based band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight for wearing his trousers too low.
A news producer who was on the same flight told reporters that a flight attendant approached Armstrong just before take-off and asked him to hike his pants higher.
The producer, Cindy Qiu, says when Armstrong insisted he was just trying to get to his seat, he and a traveling companion were taken off the plane.
Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins says in a statement that Armstrong was allowed to board the next flight.
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