An airport security person in Dublin seized a Minions Fart Blaster because they do not allow toy or replica guns on board. Looking at the Minions Fart Blaster, it looks like a bright blue megaphone, not like any replica or toy gun I have ever seen. When you pull the trigger, the Minions Fart Blaster emits a raspberry sound similar to a fart and sends an odor (banana smell, thank goodness!) into the immediate area.
It is funny, but I just watched Despicable Me 2 and found it hilariously funny. Keith, a friend of mine, today sent me a link to this story and I am just rolling around on the floor laughing my butt off like a Minion! One little kid is probably distraught and might need therapy to get over this incident. His mother, Daire Fitzpatrick might also need therapy as one of her friends tweeted about the incident and copied @UniversalPics. The tweet has become viral and attracted newspapers like the Daily Mail and TODAY.
A Dublin Airport spokesperson told TODAY the following:
We do not make up the security rules but we have to apply them. Toy/replica guns are on the prohibited list for security screening. We adopt a consistent approach so there is no confusion for passengers and our staff in the area.
While we apologized to the family for the inconvenience caused we did say that we would hold onto the Minion toy so the family can collect it on return from their holiday.
The twitter friend with a screen name of Polly Molotov, a register nurse, started burning up the Twitter airways by tweeting the following and included a picture of the Minion Fart Blaster:
Cathal Keogh offered a good comment on the seizure:
I think Cathal has the best reason to seize a child’s toy. The airport security people probably saved this child’s life and possibly the life of the mother!