This cartoon was inspired by recent events where actor/director Kevin Smith was unceremoniously booted off a Southwest Airlines Flight because they claimed he was too big to put the armrest down. He claimed otherwise but was still booted.
Now of course I exaggerated Kevin’s weight above but this brings up the bigger question. Should overweight people be forced to purchase two seats on planes where the seats are way smaller than they should be? I am sure that if you go back 50 years people were skinnier and airline seats were bigger.
But on the other hand, what about the rights of the person who paid full price for their ticket as well and had to suffer from someone invading their already small space. As someone who is over 6′ tall and broad-shouldered, I realize that my frame could impede a seatmate on a plane. That is why I have moved to window seats so I can scruntch that extra 2 inches towards the window.