Green Day Singer Kicked Off Flight for Baggy Pants

Billie Joe Armstrong refuses Southwest request to pull them up
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2011 6:12 AM CDT
Green Day Singer Billie Joe Armstrong Is Kicked Off His Southwest Flight for Baggy Pants
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the Ricardo Saprissa stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, Friday Oct. 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Ronald Reyes)

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong learned about airline security the hard way: He got booted off his Southwest Airlines flight this week because he refused to hike up his baggy pants, reports San Francisco's ABC 7. When a flight attendant asked him to comply before takeoff, he responded, "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?" He and his traveling partner were eventually taken off the plane.

"Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f**k? No joke!" Armstrong tweeted Thursday. Southwest followed up with an apologetic tweet to him, and Armstrong was able to catch the next flight to Burbank. Click for more, or to read about another saggy-pants passenger. (Read more Billie Joe Armstrong stories.)

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