Amnesty T-shirt not allowe on Guantanamo? :/ 1 reply

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Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#1 12 years ago

Last weekend this article was in the Dutch newspapers:


Peters has to cover Amnesty T-shirt

Saturday 27 October 2007 - GUANTÁNAMO BAY - The Second Chamber (Parliamen) member Mariko Peters (GreenLeft party) had a clash with American officials during a visit from the Chambercommision Of Foreign Affairs to the prisoner camp Guantanamo Bay.

Worked up Americans forced Peters to cover her Amnesty Internation T-shirt. At first the order was to take the shirt off, after some words back and forth she was allowed to continue on after she had covered the shirt with a blouse.

(...) According to her, the Americans found the T-shirt an unacceptable "politcal statement" en were they afraid that prisoners would think that somebody from Amnesty International was in the camp. (...)

:rolleyes: I wonder if you would have to cover up T-shirts with "political statements" such as "I support Bush" or "I support our troops". The later not refering to a poltical party directly but same goes for Amnesty International, it's not a politcal party...

Anyway it's pretty sad not to allow certain clothing (with the exception of discriminating text ofcourse).

Mastershroom Advanced Member

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#2 12 years ago

I think the world in general is way too concerned with being politically correct these days. Being careful is good, but at this point it just gets in the way.