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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Britney copycat: TSA was a drag

A traveling drag queen gets into a hassle with the TSA over his "silicone chicken cutlet breast enhancers" and claims discrimination.
Derrick Barry said he was turned away at McCarran International Airport on Friday because the cutlets exceeded TSA's liquid limit of 3.4 ounces for most carry-on items. "Would this happen if I were dressed as Britney Spears?" asked Barry, a featured star in Frank Marino's "Divas Las Vegas" at Imperial Palace. He was not in drag at the airport. Barry said he was bounced back and forth and held up for an hour over the issue and nearly missed his flight to Tampa, Fla., where he had a gig Friday night. "I'm not a terrorist threat by having silicone cutlets in my carry-on baggage," he said. "If a woman walks through if they are on her carry-on or bra, she goes right through." "If women are allowed, men should be allowed," he added, and he plans to fight it. "It's a case of harassment and discrimination. Somebody feeling like they have power." That it happened in Las Vegas, said Barry, is "disturbing because it's a city known for its cleavage." Which brings up another touchy subject: What about silicone implants in males?
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Las Vegas Review-Journal 

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