10-year-old boy forced to remove snake t-shirt as it could ’cause anxiety for other passengers’

10-year-old boy forced to remove snake t-shirt as it could ’cause anxiety for other passengers’

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A young boy was allegedly told to remove his t-shirt because the snake printed on it could cause anxiety.

A 10-year-old was allegedly told to remove his snake printed t-shirt before boarding or else he couldn’t fly.

Stevie Lucas, from New Zealand, was visiting his grandparents on the Western Cape of South Africa.

According to reports, security officers at Johannesburg airport ordered Lucas to remove or cover his t-shirt as it could cause other passengers on the flight anxiety.

A Boy, 10, is forced to take his shirt off before boarding a flight from #NewZealand to #SouthAfrica because it had a picture of a reptile on it ✈️😬 pic.twitter.com/T0O6DqfBDo

— aviation-fails (@aviation07fails) December 26, 2019

Stevie’s mother told him to turn his t-shirt inside out and put it back on in an attempt to quickly resolve the matter.

“Security officers have the right to determine if an object has the potential to harm fellow passengers and crew members by causing certain objects or prints to be anxious,” the airport said in a statement.