Actress Gabrielle Union was stopped by TSA agents because of her weave. Yes, you read that correctly. As she went through security, something set off the alarm, and it was her hair that got a pat down. On Wednesday, she tweeted,
Ma weave got ‘flagged’ by the bodyscan at security. TSA required a hair patdown. No lie…they coulda just asked if it was the temple hair. If human hair & thread sets off the bodyscanner…a lot of folks jus ended up on the ‘watch list’…its a weave not terrorism.”
The inspectors did not see anything suspicious so she was able to make her flight. Before having to shut off her phone she tweeted again,
Bout to take off…hopefully my weave doesn’t cause turbulence…its clearly very powerful.”
Former “Football Wives” star, Dawn Neufeld, tweeted to Gaby, “I get stopped every time – the Black female TSA agents understand.” Gaby, at the time, was clearly still fuming mad as she responded with, Girl it WAS a black female TSA agent!”
Luckily, in the end, Gabrielle kept a sense of humor about the incident.
Came home 2 a dead bird whod flown n2 the glass. I suspect my weave had something 2 do w/ the bird murder. #killerweave.”
LOLz… So unbeweavable!!!