Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is the latest celebrity to slam airport scanners after a recent experience left her feeling singled out. The former Playboy model was flying out of LAX with her boyfriend and son and is sure the TSA subjected her to the scan because she was “attractive.”
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Donna D’Errico told AOL News she felt “overexposed” after being subjected to what seems like a routine scan:
It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive… My boyfriend sailed through with no problems, which is rather ironic in that he fits the stereotypical ‘look’ of a terrorist when his beard has grown a bit. After the search, I noticed that the male agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other agents and glancing at me. I was outraged.
Well, yea lady, they were looking at you and smiling because you’re attractive and you’re a pseudo-celebrity. Haven’t you ever seen anyone famous and felt giddy? Be happy they even recognized you from a stint on a show that ended over ten years ago! Seems like Donna D’Errico may have jumped to conclusions. Besides, as far as I know, the scans are viewed by a team offsite and not the same TSA agents that select you for the scan.
Donna D’Errico went on to say:
This could, and I’m sure does, happen to other women. It isn’t right to hide behind the veil of security and safety in order to take advantage of women, or even men for that matter, so that you can see them naked. It’s a misuse of power and authority, and as much a personal violation as a Peeping Tom. The difference is that Peeping Toms can have charges pressed against them.
Donna D’Errico is not the only celeb taking issue with this. Khloe Kardashian has major issues with the airport body scanners and went on record on Lopez Tonight yesterday saying the pat-downs are like rape:
They basically are just raping you in public. I got asked the other day, do you want to go for a screening or get patted down. I don’t want that X-Ray to see everything, honey! The people are so aggressive! It’s like, ‘Chill out, you didn’t find anything on me yet, calm down,’ They say, ‘OK, I’m going to be patting you down and I’m going to be touching the crease of your ass.’ That is so inappropriate!
So what does the future hold for the airport body scanners? Who knows, but they’re probably not going anywhere any time soon.
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