December 29, 2015


Russell Crowe Slams Virgin Australia for Not Letting Hoverboards on Airplane

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Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

If you think an Oscar is going to allow Russell Crowe to bring hoverboards onto an airplane… think again.

On Monday (Dec. 28), the Gladiator star went on a Twitter rant in which he lambasted Virgin Australia for not allowing his sons to bring their self-balancing two-way boards on a flight as luggage. The increasingly popular hoverboards have been banned from most airlines due to the lithium ion batteries, which are able to catch fire.

Crowe declared that he would “never again” be using Virgin Australia, and although the company tweeted back at him detailing the safety concerns, the actor responded, “I'm awaiting your reply, where is your duty of responsibility in this? Why not tell me when I am booking my ticket?”

Crowe is currently promoting The Nice Guys, co-starring Ryan Gosling. When a wiseacre tweeted that Crowe shouldn’t complain about the flight miscues, the 51-year-old responded, “I'm a father Joel, with two kids at an airport , trying to start our holiday.”