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12/6/2019 7:27:02 PM
Posted: 3/14/2005 4:59:13 AM EST
He was told the shirt was unsuitable for flying in.

Loaded T-Shirt


STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES was stopped from boarding a flight at London's Heathrow Airport, after the gun print on his T-shirt sparked a security alert.

The HAVE A NICE DAY singer was taken aside by over-vigilant officials after his clothes set off a metal detector.

And Jones was left amazed when told his T-shirt - which shows a pistol with a flame coming out of the top - was unsuitable for flying in.

Jones explains, "I beeped as I went through the metal detector, so they took my belt, watch and phone off.

"The guy takes me aside and says, 'You know you're not supposed to wear that.' I said, 'Not supposed to wear what?' I honestly didn't have a clue."

A security man then pointed to the star's T-shirt.

Jones adds, "I was like, 'What am I going to do with a gun on a T-shirt?'

"So he called his superior over. By this point I was like 'You're having a laugh, mate.' He started asking me if it was embossed with anything, but it wasn't.

"I thought he was going to ask me to strip down and change. I mean, it's not as if my T-shirt was loaded."

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:01:09 AM EST
Was this an ARFcom member?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:05:49 AM EST
STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES

dunno,

it is possible.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:06:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 5:08:03 AM EST by Stoney-Point]
At least it wasn't fire.....

but it did have a "flame" on it...
...which shows a pistol with a flame coming out of the top...
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 5:07:52 AM EST
<Welsh Accent>
Who's pistol is that revolver? [1]
</Welsh Accent>

Nope, but he is a good Welsh Boy. Perhaps he was a little

For those of you keeping score at home, I understand that with only a little stretching it's possible to use the current anti-terrorist control orders to lock people up for wearing the "wrong sort of t-shirt". But then we don't have a first ammendment, and you guys have had members hassled for carrying copies of the constitution through airport security, right?


[1] Vito might get that, and maybe Taffy223, the rest of y'all can rest assured that it's only funny if you're Welsh.

/PHil
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