What part of the game is this?!?
It seems a Texas woman’s hair was a little too big for passenger screeners.
So, her flamboyant ‘fro was checked for explosives!
This the story of a woman trying to fly out of Atlanta with her hair in the upright position. Prepare for turbulence.
“I saw these people running talking about, ‘Hey lady! Stop! Stop! You! You, with the big hair’” said Isis Brantley.
Brantley is a Dallas hairdresser who counts singer Erykah Badu among her clients and specializes in natural hair. So naturally, she’s been growing hers for 20 years.
“I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and he said, um, ‘We have to check your hair for explosives.’ I said, ‘You’re kidding me,’” She said.
She had already been through security, but when TSA agents said submit to a hair search or miss your flight, Isis submitted.
“She started digging around in my hair, several times, just touching it and digging and I said ‘Find the explosives? Do you see any?’” said Brantley.
Sounds completely out of pocket right?
Brantley got so upset she cried.
“This is humiliating and embarrassing,” she said.
[Reporter]: “Will you grant, though, that because there’s so much of your hair, you could actually be hiding something in it?”
“Was Dolly Parton hiding something in her hair? Does, or was Cher hiding something in her hair?” she said.
TSA says that they asked Ms. Brantley if she would submit to a private screening and she vehemently refused, so they gave her the ultimatum of the search or missing the flight.
Was TSA out of pocket for patting down her afro, or is this just a safety precaution for the world we live in nowadays?