Pop Culture Icon Rihanna Put Through TSA Naked Body Scanner In Show Of PowerSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 13:36
The TSA’s latest headline generating act comes in the form of putting a popular music superstar through it’s radiation firing naked body scanners, in a blatant show of power that the agency knew would serve as a PR coup.
The singer Rihanna was stopped at a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday and asked by TSA agents to walk through a full body imaging device.
The TSA maintains that air travelers are chosen completely at random to be put through the machines, yet it is difficult to believe that was so in this case.
Clearly a message is being sent here – even your pop culture icons are not untouchable, you should take a leaf out of Rihanna’s book and submit to the radiation firing naked scanners with a smile on your face.
Some of the more savoury comments on the various news reports of this incident betray exactly the message the TSA wants to get across, in effect…