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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 10:50 AM

'Queer Eye' star Tan France to TSA: 'I'm brown but that does NOT mean I'm a damn security risk'

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/13/queer-eye-star-tan-france-tsa-im-brown-that-does-not-mean-im-damn-security-risk/?utm_term=.c83c74bc95e0



British fashion designer Tan France, the style expert on Netflixs Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye, is not happy and its not because boot-cut jeans for men are reportedly making a comeback.

The 35-year-old TV personality took to Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday with scathing words about the Transportation and Security Administration, accusing the agency of profiling him and adding his name to a list of concern. France is an openly gay Muslim man of Pakistani descent, who was born in the United Kingdom but now resides in Salt Lake City.

Ive been put through extra security checks 3 times this week, and was just told by a TSA agent its because my name is on a list, France tweeted to his more than 329,000 followers, tagging TSAs official Twitter account. WTF? Im brown but that does NOT mean Im a damn security risk!!!

In short videos posted to his Instagram page after boarding his flight, France, appearing thoroughly frustrated, explained his travel ordeal in detail to his 2.1 million Instagram followers.

Im . . . fuming, said France, using an expletive. I just got through . . . security at the airport. It took me over two hours. This is now the third time this week.

For France, who said he has TSA PreCheck membership, the often arduous airport security process usually only takes 15, 20 minutes.


I have TSA Pre and Global Entry. It doesn't wash the brown off my skin either. Coming back to the US, where I was born and raised, this November, they asked me at least 20 question about why I was coming to the US, where was I going, how would I get there, why BWI airport when I live in DC, etc. It was so dumb.

But of course any white guy with a gun can get into crowded schools and movie theaters and churches whenever they want. And they can't be a terrorist if they don't state a political agenda.

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GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #1

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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 12:48 PM

1. I have Global Entry. Always asked the same 3 questions.

Where you been, why were you there, dont have any food, fireworks, tobacco etc. always asked in a bored, non interested manner. Yeah, Im white.

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