Feb 9, 2011

Congrats Kevin Smith...

Since I started listening to Smodcast in September I noticed that one topic that came up frequently was Kevin Smith's weight.   He always had a great attitude about his size- usually overemphasizing it to make it seem ridiculous and funnier.   From experience, when people overstate something it is usually to protect how they really feel- cover it with a shiny layer of sparkles and no one will see the dark mess underneath.   I didn't mean to get morbid there- I was trying to segue into my main idea which is that although he put up a great front, deep down I think it bothered him to be known as the fat guy.   Especially after the Southwest thing.    So it was super awesome to read this news alert- that he has dropped 65 lbs (some reports say 75, I don't care what the actual number is, the point is the dude lost a whole person in some parts of the country!)

Keep it up!   Your fans are rooting for you- and maybe now more people who don't know all the fun, great, awesome things you do (besides Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats and Dogma) will take the time to learn a little more about you!   And don't worry about not quite feeling like yourself, you'll figure it out- just be where the puck is gonna be, not where it's at...

Image: Kevin Smith
Richard Drew  /  AP
Despite losing 65 pounds, director Kevin Smith still sticks to his hockey jerseys.

Director Kevin Smith has admitted that getting kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight last year helped inspire him to lose a hefty 65 pounds.

Almost a year ago, the “Cop Out” director launched a Twitter tirade against the popular airline chain, after he said they booted him from a flight for being too large for just one seat, something the airline confirmed in a blog on Feb. 14, 2010.
“Because I was heavy-heavier, people were just like.. you know, you’re profiled, you look the part,” Smith told Joy Behar on Tuesday’s “The Joy Behar Show.” “I felt, at that moment, I was like, you know what? I’ll lose the weight, but I’m not putting on thinner clothes.”The incident sparked a media firestorm, and a host of headlines, and Smith said it led him to slimming down.
Happy in his baggy top, the “Mallrats” director told the HLN host he isn’t entirely comfortable now that he’s smaller.
“I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight. I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin [ones]. I’ll never be thin,” Smith said. “Look, Lets be honest, I’ve lost 65 pounds, but nobody’s going I want to sleep with you, they’re just like, ‘Keep going, you look better.’”

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