September 5th, 2011
12:59 PM ET
Talk about a fashion victim: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight, reports Fox News.
"Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f-- No joke!" the rock star tweeted on Thursday night.
Southwest responded to Armstrong’s tweet: "Very sorry for your experience tonight, someone from our Customer Relations Team will reach out to you to get more details."
This is how Pantsgate went down: Armstrong was on a plane set to go from Oakland, California, to Burbank, California when a flight attendant asked him to pull his low-slung pants up.
According to an associate producer at Oakland’s ABC 7, who happened to witness the tiff, Armstrong sassed back, "Don't you have better things to do then worry about that?"
The attendant reportedly asked the rocker again, and threatened to have him removed from the flight, to which the star replied, "I'm just trying to get to my f--g seat."
The Green Day musician and his traveling companion were removed from the flight.
Southwest addressed the incident in a statement, "As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this customer's experience. He elected to take the next flight. 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."
Reps for Armstrong, 39, could not be reached for comment.
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