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August 13, 2009

HOMELAND HORRORS

UK.TV - Paul O'Grady has revealed that he was held by officials at a US airport because they thought he was a communist. The TV presenter said he was taken aside for questioning at Miami airport by staff who made the assumption because of his 'funny' accent. He was then held for two hours while an officer accused him of being an 'illegal alien' from Cuba. He told listeners of his Radio 2 show: "How could I be accused of being an illegal Cuban alien? Do I look Cuban? Do I sound Cuban?" He added: "I've been to hell, folks - it's called Miami airport." The Channel 4 star was later released after the customs officials studied his passport and found no links with Cuba.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mairead said...

At least they let him go and didn't taser him meanwhile.

August 16, 2009 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Mairead said...

At least they let him go and didn't taser him meanwhile.

August 16, 2009 9:58 AM  

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