Arijit Guha and his wife were recently denied boarding on a Delta flight because the writing on his T-shirt read "‘Bombs ZOMG ZOMG Terrists."
Guha was told by Delta officials, at the Buffalo-Niagara Airport, that he could not board the flight because his T-shirt was making other passengers feel uncomfortable, reports the Daily Mail.
On his blog, Guha, wrote: "I was then questioned by TSA about the significance and meaning of the shirt. I politely explained that it was “mocking the security theatre charade and over-reactions to terrorism by the general public, both of which we're seeing right now, ironically.' The agents inquired as to the meaning of the term “ZOMG” (which means Oh My God) and who it was that I thought was gonna kill us all.”
"As best I could tell, they seemed to find my explanation that I didn’t think anyone would be killing us all and that I was poking fun at overwrought, irrational fears exhibited by certain members of the flying public to be satisfactory. And moreover, they clearly deemed my shirt to be no legitimate threat."
However, the Delta agent told the doctoral student that he would have to change his shirt and go through the entire security process again, which he did, only to be turned away again.
Guha, a colon cancer survivor, wrote in his blog "Changing the shirt wasn’t good enough and the pilot refused to let me board."
’Delta spokesperson Betsy Talton told the Daily Mail: "We serve thousands of customers around the world. Delta does not condone discrimination against anyone, at the same time, providing a safe and secure operation is the primary obligation to its employees and customers."