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‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France accuses TSA of labeling him ‘security risk’ due to skin color

‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France accuses TSA of labeling him ‘security risk’ due to skin color

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‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France accuses TSA of labeling him ‘security risk’ due to skin color

Tan France, one of the stars of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot, said he was put through extra security because of the color of his skin.

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Stylist Tan France, one of the stars of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot, said he was put through extra security at the airport because of the color of his skin.

France tweeted his frustration at the Transportation Security Administration Wednesday afternoon.

“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,” he said in the tweet. “I’m brown but that does NOT mean I’m a damn security risk!!!”

The TSA replied via tweet and apologized to France, whose full name is Tanweer Wasim Safdar but uses his husband’s surname, adding a link to the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program.

In a statement, the agency also told The Hill  that “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.”

France, who is of Pakistani descent, also posted videos on his Instagram page later after he boarded his plane, The Washington Post notes, where he invoked expletives in describing the experience.

“I just got through . . . security at the airport,” he said. “It took me over two hours. This is now the third time this week.”

USA TODAY has reached out to France’s publicist for comment.

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