Well this is sort of creepy. Qantas’ CEO, Alan Joyce, was giving a speech in Perth this week at a business conference, when suddenly a guy in a suit walked up on stage, and pie’d him in the face (with a lemon meringue pie, for anyone who was wondering what kind). After the incident, Joyce walked off stage to change, and then returned a few minutes later.
The guy who pied him in the face was questioned by police, though I haven’t heard anything else regarding that (I assume pieing someone in the face is probably assault, though I’m no expert on the law, let alone in Australia).
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) May 9, 2017
Am I the only one who finds this sort of creepy? It’s one thing if a teenager or someone were doing it as a prank, but a full grown man with an angry look on his face pieing a CEO during a conference is pretty low, if you ask me. As much as I don’t like many things the airlines are doing (and I know Qantas isn’t very popular in some circles), expressing yourself this way crosses the line, in my opinion.
Kudos to Alan Joyce for how he handled himself in this situation.
(Tip of the hat to Points From The Pacific)