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    Be careful what you wear to the airport


    Passenger Says He Was Stopped at Heathrow Airport for T-Shirt Showing Cartoon Character With Gun


    A man wearing a "Transformers" T-shirt who tried to board a plane at London's Heathrow airport says he was stopped while passing through security because the cartoon image showed the character with a gun, according to the Daily Mail of London.

    Brad Jayakody, 30, said he was pulled out of line by a security guard who threatened to arrest him because the shirt was "offensive," the Mail reported.

    Jayakody, of London, was on his way to Dusseldorf, Germany, for a business trip, when the guard joked with him about the shirt.

    "Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I'm not allowed to fly," he told the Mail. "It's a 40-foot tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way."

    Jayakody did take off the shirt and put on another one from his carry-on bag instead, so he was allowed to board.

    A spokesman for Heathrow operator BAA told the newspaper that "if a T-shirt has a rude word or a bomb on it, for example, a passenger might be asked to remove it. We are investigating what happened to see if it came under this category."

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    A THIRTY year old man wearing a TRANSFORMERS T-shirt?!

    What's on his jammies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisABQ View Post
    A THIRTY year old man wearing a TRANSFORMERS T-shirt?!

    What's on his jammies?
    Spider-Man! Even though some people find spiders horrifying, insulting and threatening to all! Better call the Arachnid, Transformers and Firearms agency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryPower View Post
    Spider-Man! Even though some people find spiders horrifying, insulting and threatening to all! Better call the Arachnid, Transformers and Firearms agency.

    That is great.
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    Man........things just keep getting strange....
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    Well, in the security guards defense, it could have been a real transformer disguised as a t-shirt.
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    I actually had a friend get in trouble because he wore the band BAD RELIGION shirt to school. I was offe3nsive to some the principal said..... whatever.
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    Every week I see something like this and think "Can it get any stupider?" The answer is always 'yes'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    Well, in the security guards defense, it could have been a real transformer disguised as a t-shirt.
    HAHA!
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    Check out this Associated Press news story.

    Innocent Bystander Killed When Transformers T-Shirt Accidentally Discharges.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY

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    Uhh... not exactly the most offensive shirt I've ever seen.

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    yup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Admit It....You Actually Tried To Click On That Link.


    I admit it!

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