Diana Ross had a very bad time at the airport this weekend.
The music legend was travelling through New Orleans when she found herself treated like a lot less than royalty, as she explained on Twitter.
She quickly clarified that it was specifically her treatment by TSA agents, who gave her a pat down, that had her upset, calling their behaviour “over the top” and saying she was “feeling violated.”
Later Sunday morning, Ross tweeted that she was feeling better and shared a clip of her singing the classic, “Stop! In the Name of Love”.
The TSA issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter about the incident, “TSA is committed to ensuring all travellers are treated with respect and courtesy. TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning.”
“Initial review of CCTV indicates that the officers involved with Ms. Ross’s screening correctly followed all protocols, however, TSA will continue to investigate the matter further. We encourage Ms. Ross to reach out to TSA so we can further explain our procedures, designed to protect travellers from a persistent threat.”