An eye-witness, Cindy Qiu, yesterday told TV news teams that the incident, which took place last Thursday, occurred after the extravagantly-attired performer boarded the flight late. As he walked to his seat, a hostess primly asked him to pull his trousers up.I admit it, I’ve never heard of this band. I had to Google them. I must be getting old…
“Don’t you have better things to do than worry about that?” came Armstrong’s response. Shortly afterwards, he was escorted from the aeroplane.
The affair raises many questions. Are exposed underpants offensive? If so, do US airlines have the right to subvert free expression by banning them?If airlines want to impose a dress code, they’re free to do so. It’s hardly ‘the subversion of free expression’, is it?
… the singer isn’t the first celebrity to regret travelling via Southwest, the US equivalent of Easyjet. Last year, the well-lunched film director Kevin Smith was ejected from one of their flights after being told he was too wide to fit into the single seat he’d purchased.LOL!