KimYe Caught in the Act by TSA

by  Amanda Black | Feb 14, 2013
TSA security checkpoint
TSA security checkpoint / PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock

I, for one, have always been under the impression that celebs are constantly receiving special treatment – whether it's being comped at a restaurant or skipping the security line at the airport. Well, as it turns out, the later is not actually true!

On their way back from a recent trip to Brazil, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bypassed a security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with the help of an American Airlines employee (presumably he/she was hoping to win thanks and maybe even a tweet-mention from the two). This little security breach was discovered by TSA and the couple's connecting flight to Los Angeles was delayed and the famous couple was forced to deplane. They were then given a private screening on the jetway, holding up the flight for almost an hour.

Now, we all know that TSA gets a lot of flack for their ridiculous rules (do I really need to take off my flimsy flip-flops?), but this catch renews my appreciation for the airline industry, simply because celebrities should have to abide by the same safety precautions that all of us lower-class citizens follow.

So, what do you think? Are you as happy as I am that they got caught? I'm sure their fellow passengers weren't too thrilled, but who knows, they could have been carrying tweezers or nail clippers in their carry-ons! The horror!

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