RuPaul’s Drag Race star Carlie Hides recently had an awkward experience with the TSA when he had to store his new “realistic” silicone breastplate in his carryon. When a TSA agent pulled it out of his bag for inspection, things started out comical:
“I could see on the monitor that the breasts were a big white blob, so when the security guard started to pull them out, I thought, just say something about Halloween coming up,” said Hides.
“But when he held them up and asked, ‘What’s this?’ I couldn’t help myself and said, ‘It’s a travel pillow — it’s got great neck support.’”
The TSA security agent allowed the breast plate through security but not before swabbing it carefully for explosives.
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