Thursday, October 06, 2005

here come the thought police

Southwest boots woman for shirt

While it is true that airlines can decide who they want to serve, they really don't have a leg to stand on when they ask someone to leave because they don't like what's on her t-shirt. What an idiotic move by the airline.

4 comments:

t said...

At first I was absolutely outraged until I see where she changed the "o" in Fockers to a "u"
(or is that the way this particular shirt is made?).
Am I right?
If so, I really wouldn't have wanted my kids to see that if we were on the flight, ONLY because of the language and the questions I'd have to answer from my 5 and 9 year olds.
Otherwise...a great shirt!

And welcome back, shayera!
Glad you had fun!

shayera said...

Hi t,
As far as I know, the shirt is printed with the u asterisked out, like this: f*ckers. It's made that way, she didn't change it or anything.

I had a really great time and I really want to go back next month for the comedy festival that's going on at the Caesar's. Jon Stewart's performing. I'm really thinking aboout going back.

t said...

If the "u" is asterisked out, then yes...it is definitely an outrage. The airline should've let it go.

If it were a scene from the movie and the shirt said "Meet the Fockers", would they have allowed it? Almost certainly.

What's the difference? In their own mind, anyone can put whatever letter they want there.

LinF said...

My question is this? How stupid does Southwest have to be to agree to that tv show "Airline"? I have seen many episodes and my overwhelming thought is why didn't they just hire an arsonist? Fire could not possibly sink that airline quicker than the rude way they treat people on that show!