Almost exactly a year ago, writer/director Kevin Smith was kicked off a plane for being overweight. He now talks to CNN’s Joy Behar about how that incident spurred him on to lose 65 lbs. “I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight. I sympathize far more with heavier people than with thin.”

“I was on the Southwest plane and at one point they asked me to get off the plane … because I look like I do, they were like ‘Well, fat people should buy two seats, shouldn’t they?'”

“It wasn’t humiliation, but what frustrated me more than anything in the world was I felt like nobody told the real story. The real story was I was a real consumer that a company effed with poorly and without good reason and I spoke about it.”

Always the most self-deprecating, Smith also jokes about wearing circus tents and still looking heavy because he has hit the jackpot in finding a job where he can do his job and still wear whatever he wants.

But well done to Mr. Smith, just out of concern for your health.      

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."