Megatron Shirt Gets Geek in Trouble at Airport
Apparently the Brits are scared of Decepticons, which is kind of ironic because I just posted news yesterday that a British actor had been hired to join the cast of “Transformers 2″. But here’s a funny (not in a haha way, but in a, “God, this would be funny if it wasn’t true, and thus, really, really sad” way) story about how an IT guy got hassled by security at London’s Heathrow airport after one of the security people thought his T-shirt, showing “Transformers’” Megatron was too “offensive” to be let on the plane.
This is London has the lowdown on the showdown:
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.
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?
Jayakody (pictured, below) then had to change shirts so they’d let him get on the plane and go about his merry way.
Really, guys? A T-shirt of a robot with a gun as an arm?