A Virginia gay couple claims they were “humiliated” and “in shock” after Continental Airlines employees allegedly took their dildo out of their bag and taped it to the outside before sending it out on the baggage carousel for everyone to see. But what’s so embarrassing about a giant purple dildo? (Warning: Graphic photos of the dildo below.)
Images via Plight 2171, where this is being called a “hate crime”!
The couple are, of course, suing Continental for “intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and negligence.”
A gay couple claims in court that Continental Airlines workers humiliated them by taking a dildo from their luggage and taping it outside the bag for everyone in baggage claim to see. Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger sued United Continental Holdings and Continental Airlines in Harris County Court. The men say they arrived in Houston from Costa Rica, retrieved their undisturbed checked luggage and after going through Customs rechecked their bags for a flight to Norfolk, Va.
“Upon arriving in Norfolk, plaintiffs exited the aircraft and went to the baggage claim area,” the complaint states. “Plaintiffs’ bags were sent to the baggage carousel where plaintiffs discovered, to their horror, that a private sex toy had been removed from one of their bags, covered in a greasy foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag.
“Plaintiffs experienced extreme shock and horror when they observed the above-described bag and when observing the surprised and/or laughing faces of numerous onlookers in the baggage claim area.
“Plaintiffs were experiencing such a high degree of shock and embarrassment that they felt compelled to call two friends to come to the airport to assist them.
“Fortunately, the friends arrived and were able to assist plaintiffs out of the airport and to their home, but by that time the damage had already been done, and plaintiffs had suffered severe emotional trauma.”
They seek punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and negligence.
Most airlines and most people who work for airlines are complete and total assholes, and this was a clear violation of privacy, so I hope everyone gets fired and Continental goes bankrupt. That being said, what does it mean that the kind of people who are fun enough to use an insane and ridiculous looking purple dildo aren’t fun enough to take a (stupid) joke? What kind of people fuck themselves with huge slimy purple dildos, yet find themselves “in horror” when proof of their behavior goes public?
These kind of people, apparently.