Banned for a George Bush T-shirt

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  1. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    AN Australian was barred from a London-Melbourne flight unless he removed a T-shirt depicting George Bush as the world's number one terrorist.

    Allen Jasson was also prevented from catching a connecting flight within Australia later the same day unless he removed the offending T-shirt.

    Mr Jasson says Qantas and Virgin Blue were engaging in censorship but the airlines say the T-shirt was a security issue and could affect the sensitivities of other passengers.

    "The woman at the security check-in (at Heathrow) just said to me, 'You are not wearing that'," Mr Jasson, 55, said yesterday.

    Mr Jasson, who lives in London and was flying to Australia to visit family on December 2, said he was first told he would need to turn the T-shirt inside-out before he would be allowed to board the Qantas flight.

    "I told her I had the right to express my opinion," he said.

    "She called other security and other people got involved. Ultimately, they said it was a security issue . . . in light of the present situation."


    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,20925632-38200,00.html
     
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  3. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Hehehe, we don't like him (think I can safely talk for the rest of Oz lol)
     
  4. 2sisters

    2sisters New Member

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    I don't see why it's a big deal. I don't think that Bush is the #1 terrorist but maybe this guy does and who care if he thinks so and advertises it.
     
  5. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    That isn't the reason he was asked to take the shirt off..
     
  6. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    You don't have to darlin. He's not your president!
     
  7. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    But he's affecting the world.
     
  8. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    I don't have to, either, though he is.

    That being said, it's not a t-shirt I would wear. However, I don't understand what the security personnel were thinking.
     
  9. Sally

    Sally Former Member

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    Ya know, I've always thought message t-shirts were tacky but I know they're popular with teen-agers. But a fifty-five year old man really needs to learn a more mature way to communicate or hire somone to dress him.
     
  10. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Maybe so, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't have been able to wear it on the plane, IMO.
     
  11. Sally

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    Well that was the airlines' decision to make.
     
  12. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Airfare is not cheap. You pay them to take you where you need to go. I really don't think the airlines should be able to tell you what you can wear and what you can't.
     
  13. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    I'm sure the airline didn't feel comfortable with a "terrorist" theme t-shirt...no matter who's face was on it. The airline was looking out for the feelings of the others on the flights...I think they were right on.
     
  14. Sally

    Sally Former Member

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    Really? Where would you draw the line? Or would you?
     
  15. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    That's a good question.

    Probably cuss words.

    ETA: Or anything X-rated.

    Where do you draw the line?
     
  16. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    If so, it might have had cuss words on it!!
     
  17. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Naw. But for selection options go here...

    The guy can have another sign put on the back that says "I was kicked off a plane for wearing this!"

    http://www.cafepress.com/beatbushgear
     
  18. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    Ah... you just made my Christmas shopping sooo much easier!
     
  19. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Beats yankee candles.
     
  20. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I don't know. But I would rather ya'll kept the politics talk where it belongs and not here.
     
  21. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    There are a lot of leaders that affect the world. Please keep the politics talk on the political forum. Thanks.
     
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