“TSA, don’t touch my junk!”
“Up until 3 weeks ago, I didn’t have to have my balls touched to get into my own country.” ~Matt Kernan
It took blogger Matt Kernan 2.5 hours but he took a stand and convinced the TSA not to touch his junk.
Kernan informed the TSA he did not want to go through the infamous Backscatter imaging machine.
He was told that the alternative was an invasive pat-down search, but he politely told the TSA that he would consider any contact with his genital areas as sexual assault.
“As a US citizen, I have the right to move freely within my country as long as I can demonstrate proof of citizenship and have demonstrated no reasonable cause to be detained.”
Kernan was returning to the US from Paris and was leaving the airport not boarding a flight.
The video above is the audio of the encounter which Kernan recorded on his iPhone.
It’s worth reading Kernan’s version of the story “My TSA Encounter” on his blog. NOTE: at the time this was posted his blog was down but should be back soon.
Below: Musician Roxi Copeland wishes the TSA a Merry Christmas in her song “I’ll be Groped for Christmas.”
Below: “The Audacity of Grope: A TSA Exposé” from the Campaign for Liberty.
Below: Song “Don’t Touch My Junk” by Michael Adams