PC madness: Man told to remove Princess Bride t-shirt

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A passenger on a commercial flight was told to change after other passengers complained they felt ‘intimidated’ but the t-shirt he was wearing. The shirt was merely a reference to a very famous movie line from The Princess Bride. Who would be offended by that? Furthermore, if the passenger really wanted to inflict harm, how does changing shirts help the situation?

The quote, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” was emblazoned on the shirt of Wynand Mullins when he boarded Qantas flight bound for his native New Zealand. He was asked to remove the shirt, but couldn’t find one to replace it. While Mullins described the incident as “comical”, he said that he wouldn’t be surprised if someone on the staff was watching him during the flight.

On radio, Glenn made of the whole story, saying that Princess Bride was one of his favorite movies and that he uses it as a “friend test”. If people don’t like it, they usually don’t make it into his circle of friends. He clearly did not think the airline had any reason to come up and ask the man to remove the shirt.

Watch the famous movie line below:

TheBlaze reports:

According to the New Zealand publication Stuff, Wynand Mullins, in hindsight, admits the T-shirt might not have been the best choice for air travel, but he thinks the airline’s response was a bit overboard.

“The flight attendant said to me: ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it,’” Mullins recalled to Stuff. “I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie.”

Mullins said the flight attendant went to look for another T-shirt for him, but one wasn’t found.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time,” Mullins continued.”The whole experience was a bit over the top, but also a bit comical.”

Stuff went on to report a Qantas spokesperson saying the airline does have dress code standards restricting clothing slogans that are “offensive or threatening.”


  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Welcome to the new reality sweeping the world, anything you say or print or wear is considered offensive to someone and thus is to be banned until all conform to the whims and will of their leaders.

    Madness, complete madness.

  • landofaahs

    First off, I know nothing about the “Princess Bride”.  I don’t have time for mindless drivel.  Second, we have these little examples of anal retentive PC tards constantly.  We need to go on the attack to bankrupt their companies. Make them pay.  Money talks the loudest and they quake in fear of losing it.  When they fear the retribution of liberty minded people, they will lose the fear of the libtards.

    • Anonymous

      You must see Princess Bride. You must see Princess Bride….

      • landofaahs

        Do you realize I am more concerned about working behind the scenes to get a widow woman and others out of a corrupt African nation “holding facility”? I think the Princess can wait…What is wrong with people? We have our Nation dying and we bother with crap like this. I’m sorry. Forgive me. This site is a waste of my time when I thought I could make a difference. I realize you are unawares and I don’t blame you. I’m sorry for wasting your time.

        • Anonymous

           You need to calm down and stop being so hostile to someone just making “passing” conversation.  The movie came out like 25 or so years ago.  For many people, if you live in the U.S., saying you have not seen it is almost like saying you haven’t seen any of the Star Wars films.  Most people can do more than one thing at a time.  Simply because they say they like a movie, doesn’t mean they are not volunteering at the local shelter, or like myself, spending hours working with rescue animals.  You need to be careful of the superior attitude you give off, it’s a wee bit of a turn off.  Yes, apparently you have taken up where Mother Teresa left off, but perhaps learn a little bit from her humility.  Just a thought.

          • Anonymous

             Just a thought…I have not seen Princess Bride and have no desire to see it.  I have stopped watching most movies and agree with landofaahs that they are a waste of time.  There are way to many people that have been drawn into the movie and Hollywood culture.  And while working with animals may seem rewarding, I have found that some have gone overboard in this endeavor and would say to them… shouldn’t you be caring more about PEOPLE.  How about visiting and taking meals to the elderly?  Visit a nursing home lately?  How about adopting a child?  Working to provide for children of single parents…recreational opportunities etc.  Children need mentors and good role-models.   How about playing catch with them instead of a dog!   Just a thought.

          • Anonymous

             “Blessed”  What an ironic name for such an uncompromising mind.  I have no desire to repeat myself.  Please read my response earlier to Saint Loofah.  I guess you two can share the cross together.  I’m out of here.

          • landofaahs

            Calm down? Hostile? You’re entitled to your opinin as am I. I will continue to call them as I see them. Try some time spending rescuing people, they are worth much more thn animals. Fight against aborting little babies and you will discover a little humanity. Have a nice day.)

          • Anonymous


            You are missing the forest for the trees.

            I will grant you that you are seriously trying to save the country, but you must always stay in touch with people you are trying to save.

            This movie is cultural icon. Your criticism of people who take time to watch it demonstrates your failure to grasp that America is not a physical place, it’s a woven fabric of beliefs based on shared experiences.

            This movie is only one of the strands, and every person need not experience every strand, but do not belittle other people for their connections.

            Galt’s Gulch is a place in the mind and I fear that you may not reach it.

          • landofaahs

            O don’t know about Galt’s Gulch either. If you only knew what the power people think of people who fall for the sports and entertainment you might be shocked. They count on the people wanting their ears tickled with all the BS because then you are unaware of their stealing and enslaving once free people.
            But go on ahead and pay attention to that crap, just don’t complain because you are flat broke or are having a hard time making it. I do not share your value system it seems and that’s O.K. just don’t tax me because of your idiocy.

          • http://stephenbluecreations.com/ StantonThis!

            Wow…landofahhs…your sensitivity to
            your fellow man and the warmth that you show (rather lack of) does not bode well
            towards those that you are trying to help. 
            I would suggest that you step back and take a good hard look “inside of
            yourself” and reevaluate your methods.

          • landofaahs

            I give a lot to the poor in Africa because they don’t have the chances we have here. I don’t give a hoot about your sensitivity crap. The truth hurts.

          • landofaahs

            I’ll let you in on a little secret. Back in ’29 before the stock market crashed Joe Kennedy sold off becuase he observed a shoeshine boy giving stock pick advise. He avoided the skinning. Now, maybe he actually had a heads up from his connections in DC or the street, I don’t know. What I do know is that I never forgot that little lesson. When BOA anounced in Feb. 2007 that they were going to issue credit cards to illegals I took that as a jump out signal. I did not get burned.
            There are many jump signals now, one being the kick the can, another being the Egan-Jones rating company not being allowed to issue credit ratings on U.S. debt for 18 mo.s. There is another one going on where they are stuffing the bad housing loans and keeping them off the market so as not to degrade the housing values any longer. It won’t work of course but these are all signs of a desparate govt. trying to keep things afloat a little longer. But don’t listen. Be PC and get screwed over.

          • Anonymous

             And why would you ever think that I haven’t?  Or that I told you EVERYTHING about myself?  With someone such as yourself, I recognized in advance, that nothing I said would be good enough for you.  I started out at 17 working with Big Brothers/Sisters.  Went into military, have shrapnel throughout my body (why I have spinal injuries and can no longer do all the things I used to do).  I then worked with a women’s shelter.  I could go on.  I’ve delivered food, protected abused children when their crazy father was drunk battering down the door (and me at the time 145lbs wet), painted over graffiti, served in my church.  Done project after project; be it mowing a lawn or helping fix a fence for an elderly couple with dogs that keep getting out.  But all of that is irrelevant.  That you cannot appreciate that someone is doing SOME good in world is not good enough for you, unless they actually bleed the Stigmata for you each day.  How could anyone ever live up to the standards of Saint Loofah?  And you think it’s I that need to “discover a little humanity”???  Honestly, how do you think Jesus would view your comments?  Or do you and you alone get a pass because of your greatness?    This is why I rarely do this stuff.  There’s always ONE… Or several in each batch.

          • landofaahs

            Where O where did you get the idea that I thought I was some sort of saint? You can pat yourself on the back all you like to show just how good of a person you are but to Jesus it means nothing. All of our good works are like filthy rags in God’s sight. If I were to consider myself a saint it would be because I am clothed with Christ’s righteousness and not my own. Even my very faith is not of my own, but a gifft from God. Stop the foul practice of LEGALIZED murder of little babies in the womb if you think you have so much humanity. You are very much a hypocrite when you drone on and on about all of your good deeds and then say they are irrelevant. I realize that I am the chief of sinners and in need of my Savior Jesus Christ no matter what good deeds I might do. So do you still think you can earn yourself a place in Heaven with your own actions?

          • Anonymous

            Holy Crap!  What are you on?  First you attacked me for not doing as much as Saint Loofah does, then when I mentioned you don’t know me and some of the things I have done, you attack me for doing that.  It’s people like you that make sane Conservatives look bad.

          • landofaahs

            You miss the point. Your efforts are misplaced in my opinion. Our society cares more about dogs and cats than they do about the unborn human part of our race. The other point is that it’s not govts. job to steal from others, take a huge cut for themselves and buy slaves with the crumbs left over. It’s you demo-rats who are insane. You retards always accuse those of us who don’t like being robbed by the govt. and then be called haters of children and the poor and whatever other crap you wish to dump on everyone. You are the ones who pat yourselves on the back because you feel so saintly yourself for “Caring” about others when you have no idea whatsoever the same folks you demonize do for others. Your ilk makes me sick.

          • Anonymous

            This Disqus thing is a little messed up.  I tried to go in and edit for grammar, my comments.  But it did nothing.  I hit edit and it just skipped a few inches on the monitor.  Then when I reloaded the page, all the statements I hit edit on are gone.  And that was my LOONG comment.  And I thought a good one. 

          • landofaahs

            More likely your on E.

        • Anonymous

          Fanatics and zealots of any persuasion terrify me.  If you don’t take some time to laugh your head will explode.  You sound like an islamist terrorist.

          • landofaahs

            My head feels fine and I don’t get freightened over things like guns. Now liberal retards like we have in the country and Islamist’s are on the same level. They all want to force people into their way of living and believing. The true Christian allows liberty for all people to reject the only Savior for the world. Have a nice day and take your meds so you don’t suffer all this paranoia.

        • Anonymous

          BTW….Its a great movie!!  And definitely in my top 5.  Inigo is my favorite character.

  • http://youtu.be/XEjnyMyJYTI Sam Fisher

    P.C. killed the first amendment yet again.

  • Anonymous

    “On radio, Glenn made of the whole story, saying that Princess Bride was
    one of his favorite movies and that he uses it as a “friend test”. If
    people don’t like it, they usually don’t make it into his circle of

    I knew that even as a liberal I had to have something in common with Glenn. Princess Bride is easily my favorite movie ever and is definitely a friend test movie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

       you’d have to be completely lacking a sense of humor to not like that movie. Its a great friend test because anyone who doesn’t like it is probably an uptight Ahole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.grow Judy Kaman Grow

    The T-shirt thing should have been noticed at the gate before boarding.If they had issues with it and If they let him board anyway then the problem and fault is theirs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.larson.3150 Dale Larson

     French Soldier:
    I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough
    wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and
    your father smelt of elderberries. I guess Monty Python is out of the question, not! It’s freedom of speech.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001170722355 Tim Williamson

    I love the princess bride

  • Weed Perkins

    Quite frankly the passenger was a dumb shit for wearing that T shirt. “Prepare to die”, yeah that could be intimidating. I consider it close to having a T shirt with “Allahu Akbar”. A hell of a lot of people have no knowledge of The Princess Bride. Glenn, I like you but sometimes you  are over the top. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/superstrat69 Lucas Stratton

      Just another person trying to tell another what to wear give it a break he was not saying prepare to die his shirt said it retard.

      • Weed Perkins

        I am a lifetime employee of a major airline. I know about people that have a fear to fly. On 9-11 2,977 people were killed not including the hijackers. At least 10 people or more’s lives were directly affected by each of those deaths. Since 9-11 the cost of security has reached 679 billion dollars, 369 billion of that is purported to be a direct result of 9-11 attacks. All of this is related to airplane travel. Free speech is a very important right, I made an oath when I joined the Navy to protect the constitution and I still believe in that oath. The person could have worn a “T” shirt that said Princess Bride, no harm, no foul. I contend wearing a “T” shirt on an airplane with the words “Prepare to Die” was very foolish and very close to yelling fire in a crowded theater.The airlines contract of carriage, does give the airline the right to refuse or remove passengers who “Are clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to other passengers.” People have been removed for anti-gay slogans, the”F” word, racist slogans and showing to much flesh. I guess you may think it would be okay to wear a shirt that has “I have a bomb” or “I am a Hijacker” that would be free speech also. If I ever see anyone with a shirt with the words, “Prepare To Die” on one of my flights you can bet their stupid ass will be back in the terminal and they won’t fly until they change shirts.  

  • Anonymous

    The Princess Bride is wonderful. I love that scene! Instead of worrying about T-shirts they should be profiling Muslims. Either do that or give everybody boarding a gun. From 18 to 80 arm everyone. Weather you know how to shoot or not.  I guarantee you that no one will try to take over another plane. It don’t matter if the bad guys have guns—– everybody else will have one too. Including the pilot, the co pilot, the stewardess, any member of the staff.  If the camel jockeys stand up and yell “Allahu Akbar” they will immediately resemble a piece of swiss cheese. I know it’s crazy. But Right now—- with all the BS and political nonsense –crazy may be an option. I bet if they, the airline, did that everyone would want to fly that airline. ‘Cause it would be the safest one to fly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

       Thats a really bad idea. The average person would probably miss and cause the plane to decompress. Tazer guns would probably work.

      • Anonymous

        A bullet hole causing plane to decompress is a myth. But I like the Tazer idea or 2 million volt stun guns. Keep thinking outside the box!  Besides planes it would be great for schools, day care,etc. There are a lot of not lethal weapons that can be used to put someone out of commission. But on the violence scale from 1 to 10 when someone ups the Force Continuium— a 45 cal bullet ends the discussion. It basicly depends on whether or not you just want to disable the bad guy (which means court and a lot of BS) or just kill them –end of story!

  • Anonymous

    Why exactly are we expected to respond to those who say they are intimidated by something about us? What if they had made a complaint that he was black or Asian or that he was wearing green or had a map of Israel? If he legally could not be held responsible for someone being intimidated by something about him or what he was wearing, how does the airline think that it could survive a lawsuit? Or would they rather lay out the money for attacking his rights because someone insisted on it? These people were just trying to cause trouble. If they were intimidated by him, why would they antagonize him? It never stops with liberal fools. The entire point of the first amendment was because no matter how much we hate what someone is saying, the right to say it is worthy of defense because, if you can suppress one person’s right to speak, what is to stop others from suppressing your rights only on the basis of being offended? People like this always think that their side should be able to say whatever happens to occur to them and I support that right. My problem with moronic liberals is that while stridently screeching that their rights to free speech are being violated, their very first move in any argument is to suppress the first amendment rights of others on the basis that they find it offensive and “hateful”. The fact that Qantas didn’t feel comfortable forcing him off the flight says that at least they have some modicum of discomfort with something this foolish. They should have told the offended passengers to go jump in a lake, though. Certainly they should have refused to confront the man over something so ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trisha.brady.71 Trisha Brady

    Not the best choice of attire.  I would worry if I were on a plane and someone was wearing a shirt stating… “prepare to die.”  I know many people who lost someone on 9/11.  It wasn’t very considerate or thoughtful of him.  I loved Princess Bride by the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.denning.75 John Denning

    We need to start to begin saying “GET OVER IT” to PC jerks.

    • Anonymous

      Actually that is an awesome Eagles song.  It’s the first track on their ‘Hell Freezes Over’  CD.

    • TeXasCoastFisherman

      You’re absolutely right, John  !!

  • Anonymous

    PB is one of my favorite movies. May I be your friend?
    Anybody want a peanut?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1169564105 Mark Griffin

       I would love to! But you don’t mean it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004770792117 Bob DeLacy Jr.

    I think this is funny as hell and peoples comments are even funnier.Yes this is stupid.But
    the Princess Bride has nothing to do with it.Those though at the airlines need to watch the movie then shut up.And thats the memo.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Any passenger who felt uncomfortable with a person’s t-shirt should have been told “It’s only a f******g t-shirt. If you’re scared of that, then please fly with somebody else – there are doors at the front and at the rear should you wish not to fly with the t-shirt.” 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581834054 Ginny Auldridge

    you might enjoy this, my son is a licensed minister, and this is one of the weddings he is available to do; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JBrPdORk0

  • Anonymous

    Just another foothold into the world of Agenda 21.

  • Anonymous

    We need to simply start telling stupid people that they’re stupid.  It’s not hard to do, and it would be beneficial for the society as a whole.  “Stewardess, that man’s shirt intimidates me, I think he wants to kill everyone.”  — “Ma’am, you’re stupid.  Have a nice day.”  See how easy that was?

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.reagan.56 George Reagan

    I would have removed the T-shirt and thrown it away, then everybody would have to suffer just because some whinny, spoiled,  “me” person complained. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FTL54AO6XGP4VW3FNIWQNOHDOA Robyn

    Were there a bunch of people on the plane who had six fingers and killed his father? If not, no problem, right?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5243TNL6PCKJ36UXVAWXXNFOVM BiasWatcher

    They did not tell him he couldn’t fly; they told him to change his shirt.  I have one question:  If he really was a killer and as such a potential threat to the flight, how did changing his clothes alter that?  “Whew!!!  Alright, ladies and gentlemen, the crisis has passed.  He’s now wearing non-threatening clothing, so there’s nothing to worry about!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/ammon.hoover Ammon Hoover

    If this is the kind of help you give Africans, I’m sure they would be better off without you! You think you are better than everyone else for not seeing a movie, come on, really?? Just see the movie and then maybe you might be able to speak about it. Otherwise just please, SHUT UP!

    • Anonymous

       Ammon, I agree with you 100%.  But she/he/it is some kind of … Well, I’ll be polite and just say odd.  lol  But I doubt Saint Loofah will see your comment.  You’ll need to click on the “reply” link, next to one of her comments, rather than create a new comment.  Good luck if you decide to reply, you’ll need it just to keep from banging your head into the desk when Saint Loofah responds.  :o)

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