Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of the band Green Day was ejected from a plane at Oakland airport after a stewardess became upset that his jeans were “‘sagging’â€ to reveal his underpants.
The incident took place on a taxi-ing flight bound for Burbank, in Southern California. It prompted Armstrong to vent his frustration via Twitter. “‘Just got kicked-off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low,’â€ he told 170,000 followers. “‘What the f**k? No joke!’â€
When Southwest had become aware of exactly who Mr Armstrong is â€“ Green Day has sold over 65 million records, and their album American Idiot swept the Grammys â€“ they offered to re-seat him on a later flight.