Update (April 7, 2014):
After losing his spot on a flight last week, Quinton has got extra motivation to lose weight, he tells ABC News.
"I live in California. I want to go on the beach in the summertime with a tank top on and have girls chasing me down the beach one day," he tells the outlet. More power to you, Quinton! We hear Sandra Bullock makes a great cheerleader.
Original story (April 4, 2014):
Flying is uncomfortable enough without having to worry that other passengers will complain about you. TMZ reports 29-year-old actor Quinton Aaron, who starred as Michael Oher in 2009's The Blind Side, had an awkward flight encounter with U.S. Airways.
The 6-foot-8-inch tall actor told the site that he was flying the one hour from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Rochester, New York, but was booted from the flight for being too big for one seat. At 500 pounds, he says he usually books two seats when he flies — which is frequently, considering what an in-demand actor he is. However, when he booked the flight, only one seat was available.
When he boarded the plane, his row neighbor couldn't get into the adjacent seat and complained. Although the actor, who has a half-dozen movies in production, tried to talk about it with a flight attendant, it didn’t work out. He was asked to leave the plane, and had to take a later flight.
But Quinton seemed to take it well, saying that all worked out for the better, since it afforded him — and the other flyers — more comfort.
What do you think: Should the flight attendant have tried to make other arrangements instead of kicking Quinton off the plane, or was it going to turn out badly no matter what?
Sources: ABC News, TMZ