|Billie Joe Armstrong|
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was forced to leave a flight before takeoff – after refusing an attendant’s request to pull up his trousers.
The musician posted an angry tweet after being kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane bound for Burbank from Oakland, California. But the company say Armstrong has resolved his issues with them.
Eyewitnesses told Fox News how the singer and a companion were boarding the plane when an attendant asked him to wear his sagging trousers higher. He asked the attendant if there weren’t “better things to do than worry about that?”
He was told he could be ordered off the flight if he continued to refuse. When he insisted he just wanted to get to his seat, he and his companion were escorted back to the departure lounge.
Armstrong tweeted: “Just got kicks off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke!”
But Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said he was allowed to board the next flight, and added: “We followed up with this customer and involved employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction”.