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Comedian Jus Reign forced to remove his turban at a US airport

He took to Twitter and Instagram to share the incident.

Jus Reign was asked to remove his turban at San Francisco airport
Jus Reign was asked to remove his turban at San Francisco airport

“This is nothing new to me, as I’m a brown dude who flies quite often and these types of extra screening and searchings are regular occurrences,” wrote Jasmeet Singh, who is famous by the name of Jus Reign on social media. But he was taken aback when the authorities at the San Francisco airport asked him to remove his turban despite him explaining how it’s a time-consuming process to untie a turban and then tie again. Moreover, they refused to provide him with a mirror to tie his turban after the security check. In fact, he was asked “to walk down the nearest bathroom at the other end of the terminal, in public,” without his turban on.

Singh was essentially disappointed with the insensitivity towards another culture that the authorities exhibited, not that he had to follow the ‘protocol’. He says the turban “is a sign of royalty, respect, dignity, courage and has a huge significance for my people” and “the issue isn’t JUST with the fact that I was asked to remove the turban (however silly it still is) but with the lack of respect and insensitivity when I asked for a simple request like a mirror to tie it back on again.”

He took to Twitter and Instagram to share the incident.

Singh believes he was lucky to have been able to share the incident and voice his opinion on the matter. “I can only imagine how many others have gone through this embarrassing ordeal and not had the proper means to share their story. It’s scary,” he wrote later, criticising the political climate in USA.

And this is what Transport Security Administration (TSA) tweeted later. “Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Traveling While Wearing a Turban,” they wrote which was shared by Singh. “This is insult to injury,” replied one of the users on his shared tweet.