War Vet Kicked Out of Six Flags Over Shirt
FOX NEWS-- A New Jersey veteran was denied entry at Six Flags Great Adventure due to an offensive T-shirt he wore in support of the U.S. Marines.
Mario Alejandro, 33, of Woodbridge, said he was stopped while entering the theme park in Jackson on Saturday. The father of three, who took part in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Marines, said the T-shirt " emblazoned with the words Keep Calm and Return Fire above a red, white and blue machine gun " caught the eye of a security guard at the front gate.
I cant let you into the park with that shirt on. That shirts offensive, Alejandro recalled the guard saying to NJ.com. I said its not offensive, its a military shirt. I told him that I am an Iraq veteran I served in the war. But he said: I dont care, you have to take it off or you need to buy another shirt to put over it.
Alejandro, who could not be reached for comment Friday, refused to remove the T-shirt from The Reconnaissance Foundation, a nonprofit group supporting Marines and their relatives, or to buy another garment, leading the security guard to call a supervisor.I saw him talk to two women in white shirts, who looked at me and then shook their heads, he told NJ.com. And then the man grabbed my arm and asked me to leave. I told them that its not offensive, that its a military shirt and that it means nothing. But they said: I dont care, get out of the park.