Published On: Wed, Jan 23rd, 2013

Qantas passenger wears ‘Princess Bride’ shirt, scares passengers with ‘Prepare to Die’ message

A t-shirt emblazoned with one of the most memorable lines from the classic adventure film “The Princess Bride” caused a furor on a Qantas flight.

Wynand Mullins was flying from Sydney, Australia, to Auckland, New Zealand, on Qantas Airways on Sunday when his T-shirt prompted concern among passengers and crew, he told New Zealand media.

The Princess Bride  Inigo MontoyaMullins was wearing a shirt adorned with the image of a giant name tag with the slogan: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Fans of the ever-quotable 1987 fantasy romance, “The Princess Bride,” will recognize it as one of the best-known lines from the film, but travelers on board the flight apparently found it threatening, Mullins told Stuff, a news outlet in New Zealand.

“The flight attendant said to me: ‘Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.’ I thought it was all a bit silly. The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie,” Mullins told the website.

He advised the flight attendant that he didn’t have anything else to wear, so the crew member left to find another shirt but didn’t come back and then avoided eye contact with Mullins for the rest of the flight, according to the report.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time,” he told Stuff. “The whole experience was a bit over the top, but also a bit comical.”

“We have no record of an issue on this particular flight and it seems as though this was handled by the crew on board,” the airline said in a statement.

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