Friday, November 16, 2012

TSA Searches Solange Knowles Afro Wig At Miami Airport

By Tenisha Mercer

In case you thought TSA searching fros and natural hair was an afterthought, leave it to the TSA to bring it up again -- this time with fashion icon, model and DJ Solange Knowles. Fearing her afro wig was a security risk, a TSA agent at a Miami airport searched it, reportedly looking for banned items.

Knowles blasted the incident on Twitter, posting this on her Twitter page:

"Discrim-FRO-nation. My hair is not a storage drawer. Although, guess I couuld hide a joint up in here. *Blames "Romnesia" (my wigs name)."

TSA Plays Hide and Seek With Solange's Fro

Knowles made light of the incident while waiting for her flight, tweeting:

"Lets play a little game called: "What did TSA find in Solange's Fro"?

Her followers were creative, tweeting things such as "Romney's actual 5 point plan," "the good lord, Jesus of nazareth," and "the $50 that was missing from Juelz piggy bank." Knowles retweeted a lot of the tweets.

Although Knowles lampooned the matter online, TSA patdowns are no laughing matter: The U.S. House of Representatives criticized the TSA for its practices, citing Beyonce Knowles as someone that the TSA is wasting their time searching.

"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee said. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

What do you think of TSA hair pat downs?

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