Thursday, May 24, 2012
More celebrities speak out against the TSA
Yesterday, I documented instances where celebrities complained on Twitter about being groped by TSA screeners. But their complaints about the reviled government agency don’t end there.
Here are more celebrity tweets about the TSA, grouped by category of complaint.
Confiscating innocuous items
“Thank Goodness the TSA took my 7yr old’s liquid lava souvenir from Ripley’s. We can all feel much safer now. #uckingfridiculous” – singer Natalie Maines (Jan. 3, 2012)
“Dear TSA I hope you enjoy my toothpaste that was .1 ounces over in size and almost empty. I hate you!” – reality TV star Donald Trump Jr. (Feb. 27, 2012)
“Hope beverage industry appreciates the boost it gets from airport security. We have to discard beverages before TSA and repurchase after.” – CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller (Nov. 22, 2011)
Concerns about radiation scanners
“Hey TSA I will ALWAYS refuse ur radiation X ray box. So get ready for me and my hostility! Yeah police society is AWESOME!!” – actress Juliette Lewis (Jan. 25, 2012)
Dumb TSA agents
“TSA agent checked my ID, matched it to my ticket, then looked up. “you look like Tony Hawk!” You mean like it says on my Driver’s license?” – pro skateboarder Tony Hawk (March 22, 2012)
“Are TSA agents recruited from the Mensa pool? #imguessingnot” – actress Charisma Carpenter (Dec. 15, 2011)
“Terrorism takes less lives in the USA then honeybees ... I’ve had enough of the TSA grope Downs in the airport! How bout u ?” – Olympic gold-medal snowboarder Hannah Teter (Feb. 5, 2012)
“Just gunna say that I really love being groped down by TSA, and brought into the backroom... totally my favorite. ! WTF” – snowboarder Hannah Teter (Feb. 12, 2012)
“Yoga pants, tank top, socks... nowhere to hide aaaanything, but still get the pat down by TSA. Ma’am next time, dinner first, maybe flowers.” – pro wrestler Madison Rayne (Nov. 30, 2011)
“Because I recently tweeted I’m awkward being touched, irony would make sure I was firmly patted down by TSA in the b-cup region today.” – WWE Smackdown diva A.J. Lee (Nov. 28, 2011)
“TSA looked at my butt like it was some foreign object. I had to pull my pants down. Then they asked me what panty brand I had on! WTF” – Playboy model Sandy Garza (March 26, 2012)
“Hey TSA: 75 year old breast cancer survivor just got intrusive pat down at Logan despite going thru fullbody scanner. Why?#outraged” – NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (Feb. 11, 2012)
“#tsa. I don’t understand why US airport security has to be the most humiliating in the world” – NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel (Jan. 31, 2012)
Photo (top): Skateboarder Tony Hawk and tweet by Horror Barbecue.