Ever since I began traveling by air, which has been about 32 years, I've been warned that the security folks at the airport take any jokes about bombs and guns seriously. Apparently, I should have warned that they take T-shirts of giant transforming robots seriously.
Yes, this IT-guru gent got stopped by security at Heathrow because he was wearing a French Connection UK Optimus Prime shirt. (Not only a Transformers shirt, but a fashionable one.) Scandalized by the two-dimensional firearm the transformed semi was toting, security forced the wearer to change into another shirt. The above link is to the wearer's blog; but the story was also picked up by the news, including the Beeb.
In my opinion, if mecha-loving folks cannot wear their favorite robots proudly on their chests, then the terrorists have won.
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