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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:01 am 
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An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun.

Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow's Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed 'offensive.'

The IT consultant was set to fly off on a business trip to Dusseldorf in Germany when he was pulled to one side.
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Brad Jayakody wearing the Transformers T-shift which caused offence at Heathrow

Mr Jayakody said the first guard started joking with him about the Transformers character depicted on his French Connection T-shirt.

'"Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I'm not allowed to fly,' he said.

'It's a 40ft tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way, and what I'm going to use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?

He was cooperative with the supervisor and took off the the 'offensive' T-shirt, replacing it with another shirt in his carry on luggage.

A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA said: 'If a T-shirt had a rude word or a bomb on it, for example, a passenger may be asked to remove it.

'We are investigating what happened to see if it came under this category.

'If it's offensive, we don't want other passengers upset.'

He said there was no record of the incident and the passenger 'certainly didn't make a formal complaint at the time.'


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Wow, now people are just getting ridiculous.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:33 am 
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Well thats pretty darn stupid isnt it..... :?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:32 am 
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Yeah, think that guard might have had a little bit of a control complex there... That's ridiculous. >.<

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Thats about right for our lot though

political correctness gone mad

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:57 pm 
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How stupid are some people???? :shock:

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Really, whats the world coming to!!

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This is fairly old now, I remember reading it in the paper. I laughed, because my brother has the same t-shirt the guy had, and he wore it in airports and through security around the same time. Duh.


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The kids shirt shows optimus with an axe arrest him

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