Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
A man (on right) says he was nearly arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport because he was wearing a T-shirt featuring Optimus Prime from the Transformers movie holding a robot gun. After airport security reportedly deemed the shirt too “offensive” and said he could not board the plane, he promptly changed
into a festive party boat. What is hilarious is that the guy doesn’t even know the correct name of the Transformer on his shirt. Then again, the shirt is by French Connection. Cool points reduced to zero.
“Then [airport guard] explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I’m not allowed to fly. 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?”
Heathrow–which owes me three months of my life back, read about it in my diary–says it’s investigating the man’s perturbed claim. In other news, Osama bin Laden snuck past security while all of this T-shirt drama was going on disguised as a Walkman belonging to a 14-year-old who thinks he’s cool as hell. More on this as it develops (i.e. don’t bookmark this).
Discuss: Are Transformers T-shirts by French Connection “offensive”? Do you think the “victim” will be forever pissed off about the incident? In your opinion will T2 have a lot of robots you think?Â
via Daily MailÂ