September 20, 2014 5:05 pm -

[su_right_ad]An Australian man was thrown off his flight after another passenger saw what he was writing.

Oliver Buckworth, 28, boarded a Tigerair flight Saturday morning from Melbourne to the Gold Coast when he wrote in his notebook: “land of melting ice-creams, sandy feet and fluffy bears, how could anyone be fearful of terrorism.”

He says the passenger next to him alerted the flight attendant, “Look what he’s writing.” Buckworth says, “I turned to him and said ‘Yes, look what I’m writing. Read the whole sentence. I’m just writing some notes.’”

He was removed the plane by the Australian Federal Police and later released.

“My concern is what it looked like to the rest of the people on the plane,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I did tell them as I was leaving, ‘I’m not a criminal. This man simply took something out of context that I was writing in my book. Just so you know and this whole fear thing isn’t instilled even further.’”

“The irony is I was writing a sentence about the absurdity of the fear mongering when we live in such a happy country of ice-cream and beaches and fluffy things,” he said.[su_csky_ad]



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Passenger Removed From Flight After Scribbling ‘Terrorismadeup’

  1. R.J. Carter September 20th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Don’t say the “T” word when you’re on a plane.
    Sucks for all girls named Tara.

    • edmeyer_able September 20th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Especially if she hurts that joint between her hand and forearm.

  2. tiredoftea September 20th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Australia, though. Not much on tolerance for scribbling silly thoughts.

  3. juicyfruityyy September 20th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I guess he have to learn to keep his thoughts to himself.