Coming on strong is Morrissey’s thing, but even so, his recent comments claiming that the TSA is worse than ISIS are a bit heavy-handed.
Morrissey has been repeatedly asked if anything resulted from his official complaint (aided by British Airways representatives) to TSA where, on 27 July, having cleared both a complete body scan and an inspection of all of his belongings, Morrissey was then taken aside by a male TSA representative who squeezed Morrissey’s penis and testicles.
Morrissey has commented:
“TSA have ignored my official and legal and constitutional complaint. From this we gather that TSA stands for Thorough Sexual Assault. If you are traveling through San Francisco International Airport you must be ready for a full sexual attack by people who claim to have your interests at heart. It is unlikely that ISIS would stoop so low”.
Footage of the alleged assault has been uncovered but the key moments are obscured from the camera. The TSA has said that they were following “standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual.” We assume it took all the government-speak restraint in the TSA’s main office to not end that sentence with “this charming man.”