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Queer Eye's Tan France Says He Was Racially Profiled by TSA

Queer Eye's Tan France Says He Was Racially Profiled by TSA

Tan France, best known as the style guru on Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, is calling out the TSA for racial profiling.

The 35-year-old reality star says he has been put through extra checks at the airport three times this week and told the reason is his “name is on a list.”

“I’ve been put through extra security checks 3 times this week, and was just told by a TSA agent it’s because my name is on a list. WTF? I’m brown but that does NOT mean I’m a damn security risk!!!” he tweeted.

On his Instagram Story he further explained, “What happens is when you’re checking in, they tell you that you can’t use your pre-check because there’s a security issue. At that point they take you out of line, and then they search you, and they give you a pat down—which is humiliating—where they check everything.”

Tan says he is sharing his experience so I can tag TSA and hopefully they’ll see this at some point and figure out why the f–k they’re treating me like this.”

The TSA said in a statement, “All airline passengers, regardless of race, gender, or religion, are thoroughly screened at airport screening checkpoints. TSA cannot comment on the security designation for specific individuals, and there are a number of reasons a passenger can be selected for additional screening, including by random designation.”

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