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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Six Flags Sorry For Shirt Ban

TRENTON, N.J. — A former Marine who wasn’t allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.

Mario Alejandro, who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, received a phone call from Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald on Saturday apologizing, and he accepted,

Alejandro, a 33-year-old father of three from Woodbridge, New Jersey, said he went to the park with his family on Aug. 9 wearing the shirt, which was a Father’s Day gift and was bought from a nonprofit that supports Marines. He said a security guard told him the shirt, which included the phrase “Keep calm and return fire,” was offensive and he had to change it or cover it if he wanted to go into the park, located in Jackson.



Anonymous said...

Mario could not follow simple instructions when he was in the Corp and he still can't.A simple order/request that was in no way inappropriate given the fact that children and families in general patronize that park.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't make sense to me. So since they found out where the shirt comes from it makes it less offensive? Does he have to walk around with a sign that says where the shirt was bought so he won't offend someone now.

Anonymous said...

I love wearing offensive T shirts, it is my right! OC sells loads of them, and the slogans are great!

Anonymous said...

Since when does a "security guard" determine what is offensive????? Methinks a new employee is needed in place of the current one.