Princess Bride "Prepare to Die" T-Shirt Causes Controversy on Flight

Princess Bride "Prepare to Die" T-Shirt Causes Controversy on Flight

The 1987 film Princess Bride is full of memorable one-liners, but none so famous as "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Well turns out the film's cult favorite status in the US didn't quite catch on in the southern hemisphere. On a New Zealand-bound flight from Sydney to Auckland on Qantas Airlines, passenger Wynand Mullins was asked to take off a t-shirt with the above quote because it didn't sit well with other travelers. 

Mullins told Stuff.co.nz that a flight attendant approached him and said, "‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.' I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie." The flight attendant went in search for another shirt for Mullins, but never came back. Mullins was able to fly with his outfit intact, but said "I wouldn't be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time." Qantas Airlines released a statement saying they had no official record of this incident, but pointed out that "Qantas does have dress standards for passengers travelling on our aircraft... particularly for slogans which other passengers may find offensive or threatening." Maybe the airline needs a a COMME des FUCKDOWN shirt from SSUR?

[via Gawker]

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