airport security

by (@hallekiefer)

Nicki Minaj’s Groping Saga Begs The Question: What Is Up With Celebrities And Airports?

Nicki Minaj Tweets About Getting Groped At Airport

When it comes to famous people, airports often end up acting the fool. Take Nicki Minaj‘s distressing run-in at London’s Heathrow’s security checkpoint for example. “Pretty sure I was just overtly fondled @ this check point. By a very old lady w/an accent. Word?,” the rapper tweeted yesterday. Nicki also posted a photo of the alleged groper, adding after the fact: “So TSA always takes pics of me while doing their job! But wld u believe they just told ME EYE couldn’t take pics???? Wow. ‪#luckyIMsick.” Yikes, what ever happened to “the customer is always right. And shouldn’t be fondled against their will”?

Nicki Minaj Tweeted Alleged Airport Groper Photo

Now, as far as we can see, there is no way that woman wouldn’t know she was getting overly familiar with the Nicki Minaj. This isn’t Blythe Danner we’re talking about; Nicki’s luggage is probably made out of neon-colored Barbie clothes. We’re not suggesting that famous people deserve to be treated differently during air travel; sometimes that’s the worst idea imaginable (Gerard Depardieu’s urine-soaked adventure, anyone?). That being said, a huge number of celebrity/airline run-ins are just baffling to us. Don’t they know the public cares about celebrities more than anything? Haven’t they heard about the devastating power of Twitter? In addition to Minaj’s bizarro pat down, a host of other celebs have flown the unfriendly skies. Celebs such as:

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by (@hallekiefer)

Khloe Kardashian Compares Airport Security To Public Rape

Ho boy. Look, we know everybody’s been up in arms about the TSA making passengers get patted down or sent through a full-body scan. But is it really going help anything to hear that, according to Khloe Kardashian, airport security is just like being raped? While chatting with George Lopez last night, Kardashian described her traumatic encounter with an aggressive security employee, claiming, “They are basically just raping you in public.” So why not go through the full-body scan, girl? “I don’t want that X-ray to see everything, honey,” explained Khloe. Hmmm…which is worse, groped or nude? Either way, no amount of complimentary beverages in the world is going to make us feel less weirded out.

Still, how bad could it be to get felt up by security? “They say, ‘OK, I’m going to be patting you down and I’m going to be touching the crease of your ass.’ That is so inappropriate,” said Khloe. Yeah, inappropriate is one word for it. Also “horrifying.” Looks like we better start walking to our parents’ house now if we want to get there by Christmas!