Update: Kevin Smith

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?

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3 Responses to Update: Kevin Smith

  1. Mabelle @ dance, love, dine February 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I totally agree! Our personalities dont change. We remain the same person. Although in my opinion, looking better does has a MAJOR effect on how we feel about ourselves and our outlook on life :)

  2. Lauren Slayton February 11, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    Hmn he is wearing the same clothes but was shamed into conforming/losing weight. I am not sure wearing same clothes makes him a renegade, maybe cheap? Ha Ha. Whatever it takes, glad he made some changes. Interesting thought, do these wake up calls serve to wake a lot of people up?

  3. Paige February 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    That makes me smile. I’m glad he had the wake-up call and realized his health what ask risk, but I do think it’s funny that he’s opting to stick it to the airline with his clothing selections :)

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