I came across this news update during my morning perusal of websites. If you remember, last year director Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest airlines flight because he was deemed too fat. Of course it caused quite a stir.
Now, almost a year later, Smith is back in the news as he has lost 65 pounds, a great amount of weight. While he called that moment on the plane traumatizing, it did prompt him to adopt a healthier lifestyle and lose weight.
But in typical Kevin Smith fashion, his new look comes with an “F-U” to those who told him he wasn’t OK as a heavy person. He continues to wear the same size clothing he did when heavy, because, in his words,
“Because why? What’s the difference? I’m still the same person I was 65 pounds heavier.”
Rock on, Kevin Smith. I love renegades. You’re exactly right. Whether we lose 5, 10, or 65 pounds, or gain 5, 10, or 65 pounds, we’re still the same person inside. And that’s what matters.
What are your thoughts on this?