‘Blind Side’ Actor Quinton Aaron Vows To Lose Weight After Airline Embarrassment

Originally posted on Black America Web:

I’m proud of actor Quinton Aaron for making a personal pledge to lose weight after he was kicked off a US Airways flight for taking up too much space on the airplane. Aaron, who portrayed NFL star Michael Oher in the movie, The Blind Side said being asked to leave the aircraft because he was too large was a humiliating experience, but it also served as a wake-up call to address his health.

“I just grabbed my bag and just got off as quick as possible because it was embarrassing,” said Aaron, 29, who stands 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 500 pounds.

Arron said he usually travels first class, but on a connecting flight between Philadelphia and Rochester, N.Y., there weren’t any first class seats available, so he needed two economy seats.

“As I saw the seats, I’m literally hoping that no one had to sit next to…

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