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02 June 2008 @ 02:38 pm
ONOZ! He's Got A Picture Of A Gun On His Shirt!!  
Gun T-shirt "Was A Security Risk"

A man wearing a T-shirt depicting a cartoon character holding a gun was stopped from boarding a flight by the security at Heathrow's Terminal 5.
Brad Jayakody, from Bayswater, central London, said he was "stumped" at the objection to his Transformers T-shirt....
[The official's] supervisor comes over and goes 'sorry we can't let you through and you've a gun on your T-shirt'," he said.
Mr Jayakody said he had to strip and change his T-shirt there before he was allowed to board his flight.
"I was just looking for someone with a bit of common sense," he said....

Good luck with that. Diogenes with a carbon-arc floodlight would be hard-pressed.
madfilkentist: CarlWindowmadfilkentist on June 2nd, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
"If it's offensive, we don't want other passengers upset."

The same excuse was used on one occasion, IIRC, to deny boarding to a passenger who had a message of peace in Arabic on his shirt.

But what if it's the policy which I find offensive?
Joe of Planet Midtownscruffycritter on June 2nd, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
anarchist_nomad was denied boarding by ANA for that logic. His shirt had a picture of GWB's face that said "international terrorist".

Another airline had no problems with him flying with it, in first class even.

ANA has since died. Coincidence? :-)
voiceofkiki: Slytherin Flauntvoiceofkiki on June 2nd, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Wow! It's difficult to find a post that references both Transformers and Diogenes. I am mightily impressed.
thnidu: skullthnidu on June 2nd, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
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