Online Dish: Green Day Singer Kicked off Southwest Airlines Flight Over Saggy Pants

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It doesn't matter who you are, as long as you fly Southwest Airlines you better pull up your saggy pants.

Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight headed from Oakland to Burbank, last Thursday, for wearing saggy pants.

The 39-year-old signer took to Twitter to express his outrage over his airline debacle. "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!" he tweeted. "What the f**k? No joke!"

Cindy Qiu, an ABC7 news producer witnessed it all go "down". She said the flight attendant approached Armstrong during take-off and asked him to pull up his pants. His initial response was to ask the attendant if there weren't "better things to do than worry about [his pants]?"

Apparently not, Armstrong at the flight attendant got into a standoff, to which he supposedly responded, "I'm just trying to get to my f**king seat."

Armstrong and his companion were then given the boot.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying Armstrong was allowed onto the next flight to Burbank.

He told a customer relations agent he had no further complaints about the singer.

"As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer's experience," Hawkins' statement read.

This isn't the first time flight attendants have acted as the fashion police. In June, college football player Deshon Marman was arrested after being hauled off a US Airways flight when he refused to pull up his pajama bottoms.

US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie said at the time that the "passenger was removed and taken into custody after repeatedly ignoring crew members instructions."

Christie said that although the airline does not have a specific dress code, "we do ask our customers to dress in an appropriate manner to assure the safety and comfort of all passengers." But, if you're a cross-dresser wearing panties, no problem. US Airways got a lot of flack after allowing a white male cross-dresser to fly wearing purple women's panties and a matching bra.

What do you think about the dress code policy?

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