Kicked off a plane for having a anti bush shirt on.

@jmcafam (2891)
United States
December 16, 2006 6:46pm CST
A woman was kicked off a plane in the US because she had an anti bush shirt on. Some freedom of speech.
3 responses
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Is this true? I would love to see a link to a news article describing this event, because I can't believe that it happened.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
17 Dec 06
It's true. http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/06/news/fortune500/southwest_shirt/index.htm?cnn=yes
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I just read the article. I'm very disappointed in Southwest Airlines. I hope that she sues the airline and wins. This is supposed to be a free country, and I don't see where that shirt was any more offensive than a lot of what people are wearing (in fact, it was pretty funny). That's part of being American- you can wear offensive t-shirts where there is no dress code; it's called "freedom of speech". Thanks for the link! Maybe I should write a letter to Southwest airlines and get my outfit approved by them before I fly to Vegas next month!
@stellarjade (1240)
• United States
17 Dec 06
yeah, we never really have freedom of speech. its a joke. the government controls all. what we say, what we do. this is the land of the free, yeah right.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
17 Dec 06
We are slowly having our rights taken from us everyday.Soon we will have to write a request chit to go to the bathroom.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
17 Dec 06
What rights are we having taken away from us? Don't you appreciate the fact that our government is trying its best to keep us safe from the nuts in this world? We may not like how this is being done (I am against the situation in Iraq as much as most other people are), and we may not particularly like the elected president right now, but the point is that they are working to keep us safe.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Why didn't you mention that the T-Shirt was vulgar and that the airline specifically said they wouldn't let her fly because her shirt had swear words on it. That's just profane, that isn't censorship. Not to mention that everyone claiming "the government" controls everything, remember that this airline isn't run by the government and has nothing to do with the government. You honestly think people can't ride public transportation with anti-Bush shirts on? I'm sure it happens all the time.