A Sikh comedian says TSA agents at a San Francisco-area airport forced him to walk through the airport without his turban after removing it for a security check.
Jasmeet Singh is a YouTube star, who documented the event live on Twitter. Though he found the security check of his turban annoying, it was not his primary complaint. He was frustrated with the TSA because they wouldn't help him find a mirror to retie it following a private search:
so the @tsa made me take off my turban in extra screening or they said I wouldn't be able to be let through to catch my flight— Jasmeet (@JusReign) February 22, 2016
and naturally I'm like nah I really don't wanna do that since I got a flight to catch, but the manager intervenes and says I have to— Jasmeet (@JusReign) February 22, 2016
so I get into the private screening and take it off and they body search me and put my turban through another X-ray machine because "safety"— Jasmeet (@JusReign) February 22, 2016
after finding absolutely nothing wrong because a turban is just cloth and the whole thing is stupid I ask for a mirror to tie it back again— Jasmeet (@JusReign) February 22, 2016