CharityCat: That’s a dick move. He’s an entitled bastard if he thinks it’s all right to destroy others’ property for his own ideals. Should I start destroying every cowboy hat I see?
DavidAtWork17: All fun and games until someone gets stabbed in the neck.
orangesarenotnasty: Sort of an aggressive move. I tend to agree that ties are moronic, but you can’t go around destroying other people’s articles of clothing. Some ties are expensive as fuck too.
target_meet_arrow: Many men that wear suits only have a few of them. A tie and change of shirt can change the look of the suit completely to the point that no one will even notice if you wore the same one recently.
There are also only a few hundred styles/colors of suit that are worn and millions of ties. Ties are more individual than suits.
helpinghat: So ties are too formal but a collared shirt and a suit jacket is not? Can’t beat that logic.
fkdsla: Fuck you, Richard Branson. Just because you’re rich and don’t like neckties doesn’t give you the right to damage the personal property of those who feel a different way.
YottaPiggy: He’s a prick that goes around destroying property, breaks other laws, tries to subvert democracy in the UK by spreading falsehoods about the Leader of the Opposition, strives to destroy the NHS to get more health contracts for Virgin Healthcare, and avoids tax.
The man is abhorrent.
One of those slimy billionaires that somehow manages to convince people he’s charming and just like them. He absolutely isn’t.
evdog_music: The only reason he’d get away with doing this is because he’s wealthy and well-known.
Imagine some random from a suburb doing this, and it’s just *weird*…
Sumit316: “The more prosaic truth is that the Virgin boss keeps himself in homes in Holland Park and Necker Island by taking taxpayer subsidies and operating heavily protected businesses. After all, you don’t get much safer than a small mortgage lender that’s had all its rubbish assets taken off it by the Treasury, in a market where the big banks are keeping their eyes down and their fingers crossed.
Think about the great Branson triumphs and you’ll see what I mean. Virgin Rail? A monopoly on the West Coast main line, complete with initial subsidies worth hundreds of millions. Virgin Radio and Virgin Mobile? Both granted government licences to operate in a heavily restricted market. Virgin Airlines? The beneficiary of regulators’ decision to strip British Airways of landing slots between London and New York and award them to the number two player. Again, a closed market where Branson has tried to keep the door shut tight against further competition.
Despite all the awards and the cosy relationships with whoever’s in Downing Street, the Virgin boss neither makes anything, nor changes anything. He’s no radical. The Northern Rock purchase is typical of his style: he fronts up a deal where the real money tends to come from someone else (in this case, an American and an Abu Dhabi investment firm), slaps the Virgin name everywhere and then cashes out as soon as possible. Branson isn’t an entrepreneur; he’s a carpetbagger.”
With all his great entrepreneurial skills, he has had his fair share of criticism.
LOHare: I don’t like ties, therefore no one else gets to wear ties…
Consider the alternate, where someone likes ties so much, he carries around spares, and puts them on unsuspecting non-tie wearers.
Now consider a reasonable society, where people who like ties, wear them, and those that don’t like ties, don’t wear them.
kyleschreur: This is so stupid. What if their tie was a gift from a beloved one. Or even worse, a gift from someone who has passed on. Even something as little as a tie can be deeply cherished by someone. This guy is an asshole.
TheRealHooks: Sir Kyle Hooks hates having his neck tie cut so much that he carries around two fists for unsuspecting tie-cutters.
FarmhouseFan: TIL that punching richard branson in the face would be perfectly acceptable if he cut my tie off.
Arknell: Does he go to funerals without a tie? Or does he just boycott funerals?
Edit: Had tie at [Princess Diana’s funeral, 1997.] (https://i.pinimg.com/736x/af/8e/4f/af8e4f6e03f96707f61905dfd9bc2f40.jpg) Mandela’s funeral, [no tie.] (https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/71941000/jpg/_71941680_bransonap.jpg)
Landlubber77: “That was my deceased father’s tie. It belonged to his great great grandfather. It’s been in my family for generations and was supposed to be my son’s.”
crusoe: I just got done reading ‘Surface Detail’ and just realized from the description of the main antagonist, Jolier Veppers, that Jolier was modeled after Branson.
Golden-red skin, though in the book thats his natural color as opposed to the near sunburn that Rich has. Long blonde hair in a pony tail.
FUZxxl: In Germany, we have a holiday (Weiberfastnacht, celebrated on the Thursday before ash wednesday) where women run around cutting off men’s ties.
Charminglottie: His attitude reminds me of some people in a company I worked for, where a lot of the people earned six figures and above. There was this entitlement when it came to other people’s time, money, work, weekends, etc. They were some of the most disrespectful man/woman-children I even came across. His tie cutting would fit right in.
Then again maybe this is a British thing….
RudolphMorphi: That’s a bit of a dick thing to do tbh.
Inclaudwetrust: I feel confident that he isn’t walking around the streets of a small town hacking away at some poor shlubs tie… He probably cuts the ties of his billionaire buddies when they are around
neverUsesIncognito: He’s an idiot and everything I read about him reinforces that thought.
D_estroy: What a stupid a**.
StormRider2407: I hope he never does it to me. My work tie is supplied by my company and I doubt they’d believe, “that Virgin wanker cut my tie! I swear!”
LucianoThePig: Cool dude, but that’s a d*** thing to do.
zakh134: One day his going to cut a tie someone got from their dead grandmother or something
PorshiaPortiahPortia: Richard Branson is a Dick.
Skinnypete89: Yea if he tried to cut my tie I’d shove his scissors up his ass.
gordonfroman: I’de break his face if he tried that shit
rgerrger: Civil Deposition: The man sexually assaulted me. He came at me with a pair of scissors and began violently undressing me. I was scared of what he was going to do to me. It was a violation that thankfully ended before he did something worse.
Judge: $40,000,000 to the plaintiff
Immo406: Too bad Necker Island got blown the fuck up in the hurricanes this year.
The_Terminatah: I’d punch him if he did that to me
anewguy03: [This](https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/02/mark-cuban-richard-branson-throw-water-at-each-other-on-shark-tank.html) is how much of a dick he is. Mark Cuban was ready to whip his ass.
Y0urFavoriteSecret: Please have him meet trump one day so that he can give him a tie that is the right length!
parkinglotfields: And that’s the story of how I got arrested for punching some asshole billionaire in the mouth.
Playball2017: Yet another reason I find this guy to be the Leftist equivalent of Trump. An entitled prick who has no concern for other people’s values or property. I bet he thinks he’s doing something clever and hip, something to impress the “outside the box” thinkers. Screw off Dick Branson.
wheelomcreal: I wonder if he lets himself fly on his own airline with scissors?
EarthBounder: [A classic..](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKeCg_y1AM)
rocknrolljohnny: wow. good to know i’m not alone. carrying around scissors, though… cutting something someone made, though…. someone had made and someone had paid for. jerk.
I-fucked-your-mother: I’d be so pissed. A nice tie is pretty expensive
Porsche959: Dont care how rich you are, come near my throat with scissors, you’re going to swallow those pearly little veneers.
Urdnot_wrx: So he cut the tie and then in his other hand handed a stack of money to replace it?
nynikai: This has ‘settled outside of court’ written all over it.
yeti_fister: If someone came up to me and put a pair of scissors to my throat, that fucker would hit the ground so fast.
jdubilla: Got Bransoned again!
ReaperDAW: if i was wearing a tie and it was cut by Richard Branson, It would be the last tie i ever wore… It would be so symbolic i would not allow myself to wear ties ever again
noodle1955: He’s an entitled bore!
suaveitguy: How annoyingly roguish.
Frostedbutler: Necker Island? I see the connection
Flemtality: I have to assume he has been sued for this at least a couple times.
madathedestroyer: Thought it was ballsy when he threw the water on Cuban during Shark Tank.
DragonArmour: He’s number 4 from KnD
_kiwiapple_: I dislike ties also. It’s a stupid piece of clothing that serves no purpose other than pays homage to Christianity.
SotaCane: [Here’s a video of him dumping water on Mark
notachicken: I cut alligators off Lacoste shirts exposing the wearers nipple. I wear them safety pinned to my leather jacket as trophies.
ColHaberdasher: I don’t like old rich guys who wear their hair long to try and look fun and hip. Let’s cut off Branson’s goatee and wannabe Tom Petty hairdo.
Fox004: What an asshole
idiotsANDignorance: If you’re in the presence of Branson, you can afford his shenanigans.
lives4summits: If he did that to me he would get punched in the face.
ghastlyactions: Interesting. I hate long hair on men, Richie boy. You want to lean your head back or are we doing this the hard way?
I don’t actually hate long hair on men, but that’d be my reaction.
MrJim911: I don’t like them either but I wouldn’t run up to a stranger with scissors…
minordanzig: Pretentious, pompous jackassery.
Cicer: Lol at all the people getting butt hurt at the thought of having your ties cut up by Richard Branson. It will never happen to you anyway. This is just more SJW bullshit.
Defendprivacy: I wear bow ties. He comes at my neck with a pair of scissors we are gonna have a serious problem.
ejtnjin: Think of how many people wear a really special tie when they meet him because he’s rich and famous, only for him to snip it. What a jerk.
jjw1178: Serial Neck-Tie cutter lives on Necker Island. LMFAO
sjmahoney: I dislike Richard Bransons’ wrinkled penis so much that I carry around a pair of scissors with me, ready for when we meet.
steamwhy: ITT: Waah u can’t touch other people’s stuff waah
rythmicbread: Could that not be considered assault?
daviejambo: if he tried that on me he’d end up with two black eyes
kidfromborneo47: Does he hate bow ties too??
Antilogy_: Necker island…
BigChinnedLady: shit bra when you rich they LET you do it
UncleGriswold: Such a Bond villain. Plus he has his own island.
pompandpride: Come on, no one here has seen *The Wire*?
Pleasantdadjoke: Yo cool idea of attacking formality, but these people have to wear ties. They aren’t intentionally promoting formality they are following dress code.
InterstellarPyrosome: As much as I’d love to do this to man-bun owners I don’t because I don’t do shitty things.
Efvat: This is technically assault people would only let him do it too them because hes rich and famous and powerful. Can’t wait for the scandal to erupt :P.
BigBird65: In Germany this is only allowed for women, and only one day of the year
rooshbaboosh: He should take all the time he devotes to hating ties and use it to make Virgin internet up to 2017 standards instead. Or at least see to it that his staff bother to fix issues instead of just saying “dunno tbh”
hassiendo: Richard Branson is a whopper.
brick75: Kinda a dick move. But does no one else see the comedy of a billinare who hates neck ties owning a house on NECKer island?
steveyxe69: Everytime I hear something about this guy I like him even less
not-4-prophet: I hate ties, too, but they’re my damn property. If he cut my tie I’d make him buy me another one and pay restitution.
Yo_el_rey: Not only is he a complete piece of shit for this but hes also has really bad taste because i think many of us can agree the kneck tie is a rather nice look. Sorry Branson our life isnt a vaction like yours we need to get serious sometimes.
tusig1243: Who the fuck is Richard Branson?
h00paj00ped: Good, fuck ties.
They’re just a little noose you put on every morning so your boss can hang you whenever they like.