Wednesday, June 4, 2008

It's a human right not to be offended

As absurd as Canadian airport security rules can be regarding weapon replicas, such as this incident in BC where a woman was forced to put her necklace with a tiny pendant resembling an antique pistol in her checked luggage before boarding a plane, be thankful the hysteria level has not yet reached the heights it has in Britain.

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.

[..] 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.' (Daily Mail)
Why stop at airports? Shirts such as the one this guy was wearing should be banned in public, period.

cp: The Broom.

1 Comment:

marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

wonder if they ban people wearing the hammer and sickle or the bad religion shirts.