Russell Crowe slams airline for banning hoverboards

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Russell Crowe Unhappy With Virgin Australia's Hoverboard Ban

Russell Crowe slammed Virgin Australia after the airline refused to allow his children to check their hoverboards onto a flight.

Tweeting his frustration, the Oscar-winning actor said the airline would not allow Segway boards as luggage and that he was only informed of this at the airport. Crowe then said he would never fly Virgin Australia again.



Virgin Australia staff were quick to respond, tweeting back that a number of airlines have banned the incredibly popular hoverboards that have proved controversial and sparked safety warnings in a number of countries.



Crowe later got embroiled in a Twitter spat with people accusing the Gladiator actor of blowing things out of proportion. In response to Australian comedian Joel Creasy's tweet "[y]ou're a millionaire, babe. Get some perspective," Crowe responded that he was "a father Joel, with two kids at an airport, trying to start our holiday."

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NEW YORK - JUNE 6: A handcuffed Russell Crowe is led out of the First Precinct on his way to being arraigned June 6, 2005 in New York City. Crowe was arrested earlier in the morning for allegedly throwing a telephone at an employee of the hotel where he was staying according to reports. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 6: A handcuffed Russell Crowe is led out of the First Precinct on his way to being arraigned June 6, 2005 in New York City. Crowe was arrested earlier in the morning for allegedly throwing a telephone at an employee of the hotel where he was staying according to reports. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 6: A handcuffed Russell Crowe is led out of the First Precinct on his way to being arraigned June 6, 2005 in New York City. Crowe was arrested earlier in the morning for allegedly throwing a telephone at an employee of the hotel where he was staying according to reports. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 6: A handcuffed Russell Crowe is led out of the First Precinct on his way to being arraigned June 6, 2005 in New York City. Crowe was arrested earlier in the morning for allegedly throwing a telephone at an employee of the hotel where he was staying according to reports. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actor Russell Crowe arrives at Manhattan criminal court to settle his assault case for which he pleaded guilty on Friday to throwing a phone at a hotel concierge November 18, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actor Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer arrive at Manhattan criminal court to settle his assualt case for which he pleaded guilty on Friday to throwing a phone at a hotel concierge November 18, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Actor Russell Crowe attends a presentation of 'The Water Diviner' at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 02: Russell Crowe takes a walk near his hotel on April 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 01: Russell Crowe attends the Paris Premiere of 'NOAH' at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on April 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 01: Actor Russell Crowe (L) signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the Paris premiere of 'Noah' directed by Darren Aronofsky at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on April 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 01: Actor Russell Crowe arrives for the Paris premiere of 'Noah' directed by Darren Aronofsky at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on April 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 01: Russell Crowe attends the Paris Premiere of 'NOAH' at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on April 1, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: Actor Russell Crowe hosts the L'Oreal Paris 2005 AFI Craft Awards at Waterfront City Pavilion on November 25, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by David Teuma/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Hollywood actor Russell Crowe reads a tribute to the late Kerry Packer during a state memorial service at Sydney's Opera House, 17 February 2006. Packer, Australia's richest man who died on 26 December 2005, was 68-years-old and it was estimated had a personal fortune of 6.9 billion dollars (5.09 billion USD). A star-studded crowd of thousands attended a rousing state memorial for Australia's richest man Kerry Packer 17 February, where the media mogul was remembered as the man who changed the face of international cricket. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer (left) arrive at New York State Supreme Court for the plea hearing for his June 6, 2005 assult charge for which Crowe plead guilty to third degree assault charge - November 18, 2005 (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
Russell Crowe arrives at New York State Supreme Court for the plea hearing for his June 6, 2005 assult charge for which Crowe plead guilty to third degree assault - November 18, 2005 (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
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