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You know those hoverboards that aren’t actually hoverboards?
You know those things that are kind of dangerous/explosive?
It turns out you can’t bring them if you’re traveling on Virgin Australia, – airline isn’t a fan of the whole exploding problem. But some people aren’t happy about the ban on in-flight hoverboards. And by “some people” we mean Russell Crowe.
The actor took to Twitter after he showed up at the airport and found out he couldn’t bring his hoverboard on the plane.
Ridiculous @VirginAustralia. No Segway boards as luggage? Too late to tell us at airport.Kids and I offloaded. Goodbye Virgin. Never again.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 29, 2015
Virgin actually reponded to his tweet saying:
@russellcrowe Hi Russell, due to safety concerns over the lithium ion batteries in hoverboards, these have been banned on all major… 1/3
— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) December 29, 2015
However, many social media users applauded Virgin Australia for their handling of the situation.
— Sir Mustard (@SirMustard) December 29, 2015
Russell Crowe upset about being treated like the rest of us? If he listens really hard, he'll hear that familiar sound of nobody caring.
— Baxters (@baxters) December 29, 2015
Hoverboards have been banned by most major U.S. airlines as well as British Airways, Qantas, Emirates and Qatar.
Additionally, hoverboard fires investigations have become a “priority” for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, who are currently looking into 16 cases across the country.