T-Shirt With Quote From “The Princess Bride” Stirs Up Controversy Aboard A Qantas Flight
So is this funny or just plain sad? How can one of the least threatening movies ever made, The Princess Bride, somehow become controversial? Is this just a bad case of over reaction?
Here’s the deal, as reported by Stuff.com New Zealand. Wynard Mullins had just boarded his New Zealand bound Qantas flight when a flight attendant approached him and asked if he could change his shirt. The reason? It bore a famous quote from the movie, The Princess Bride:
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
What’s even funnier is that the shirt was fashioned as one of those lame “Hello my name is” name tags with the rest made to resemble hand writing.
Apparently not everyone on the plane got the reference. That or they didn’t appreciate it.
“The flight attendant said to me, ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it,’ recalls Wynard. “I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie.”
Wynard was unable to change his shirt claiming it was the only one he had brought aboard, and the rest of the flight was uneventful.
You don’t say.
What would happen if we wore our Metallica Kill ‘Em All t-shirt?
- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio