The US House of Representatives has a very important announcement, they would like the TSA to stop patting down Beyonce when she passes through airport security.
Rep. Mike Rogers, head of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee recently told the agency that Beyonce is “not going to blow a plane up.”
Rogers’ argument is simple:
“There are certain people that are just so well-known that you’ve just got to use your common sense.”
Rogers also said Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfeld should get a free pass on the pat downs.
TSA boss John Pistole took the comments one step further, noting that new TSA protocols are already focusing on passengers they know very little about. Pistole mentions that seniors over 75 can now keep their outerwear and shoes on during screenings. According to Pistole:
“If we have treated somebody unprofessionally, then shame on us because we have not done the job that we are expected to do.”
The TSA must be doing something right or air travelers have just stopped caring because complaints against the agency were down to 1,294 in March 2012, an improvement over the same time period in 2011 when 1,445 complains were filed.
Exactly how TSA officials are suppose to recognize famous people and give them a free pass is not known.
In the meantime it can’t be hard to spot Beyonce and her entourage which often includes her equally famous husband Jay-Z.
Do you think celebrities who are well known should be given a pat down pass by the TSA or go through the same process as everyone else?