On Wearing “Fuck” in a Crowded Airplane

Lady gets on a plane, wearing this t-shirt. Flight proceeds uneventfully. But as the plane is about to land, she’s approached by the flight attendant:

She then proceeded to tell me that I needed to speak with the captain before disembarking the plane and that the shirt I was wearing was offensive.

Here’s how ThinkProgress headlines it:

Woman Kicked Off Flight For Wearing A Pro-Choice T-Shirt

Yeah. Right. We’re all for obscene outrage, but own what you wear.


Why would she need to, or should comply with an order by a flight attendant with the vapors, talk to the captain when the flight is about to land and she’s going to get off the plane soon? Are airlines kindergartens now?

@rptrcub: Because she didn’t want to get tased – once the crew makes up its mind, best to get off. Just ask Kevin Smith.

@rptrcub: American Airlines is fully within its rights to be a prick about it. If Polite Outerwear was a guvmint regulation, that would be another thing.

Reason No. 10,234,004 to avoid American and fly Southwest Airlines instead. Oh, wait.

@matador1015: While I was going through airport screening recently, the TSA goon at the x-ray machine advised me that my cargo pants were sagging. I pointed out that my belt was in the bin behind him. OK, then.

@Dodgerblue: And what’s this about Levi’s dropping “regular fit” for “straight fit”? Now I need a belt with my 505’s.

@Dodgerblue: My kid got put in The Lucite Box because he was wearing cargo pants. Public patdown.

@nojo: At least you’re not wearing Wranglers

or Huskies.

Cue RML’s defense of Wranglers in 5…4…3…2…

@I’m passing for white: I was sternly instructed to wear Levi’s and Converse low-tops. When I wasn’t sporting Birks, of course.

@I’m passing for white: I have my limits. Convenience trumps style when I’m waterlogged.

@I’m passing for white: I wear cargo pants as often as work and my wife permit. The most comfy pants ever. They do freak out the guards at Dodger Stadium, though, like a gray-haired old guy is going to start trouble in the stands. “What’s that in your pocket, sir?” “My Blackberry.” “Oh, OK.”

@Dodgerblue: Yeah. We were passing through the shoes off and all your shit in the bin conveyer belt thing, I got to the other side, starting grabbing my stuff, and my kid was missing. I looked behind me, and there he was in this box. This was pre full-body x-ray or anal probe days. I feel better knowing they gave you grief about the pants. I thought they gave him grief because of his Dred Scott Locks.

@nojo: Those 501s were almost the end of me. But I was in the Navy, and they looked good, especially compared to those acid wash things I might have worn. And maybe I had a purple acid wash Levi’s jean jacket. Maybe.

Don’t break the seal.

@Dodgerblue: If you want to sneak in beer, nothing beats the lining of a snorkel jacket but you have to work at looking casual walking into a ball park in the Summer in a long coat that sways dysynchronously with your stride.

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