The birthday boy for August 2 is Kevin Smith.
A film director by trade, Smith is also well-known for a 2010 incident on a Southwest Airlines flight where he was allegedly removed from the plane because his size became a safetly concern. The incident later took on a life of its own as Smith defended himself in the media.
I don’t know a lot of Leos who would defend themselves in this instance. Leos are very public people, but they’re also quite eager to control their public image. You usually don’t find them in the center of a controversy that they’ve stirred up themselves when that controversy draws attention to their shortcomings.
The entire incident was sort of weird to me. Of course, what wasn’t weird was Smith’s subsequent weight loss. I’m sure he didn’t want to become known as the fattest film director since Orson Welles. He’s a Leo, after all.