Airport scanner abuse - who would have thought it?

 From an article in Wired.

"TSA agents in Dallas singled out female passengers to undergo screening in a body scanner, according to complaints filed by several women who said they felt the screeners intentionally targeted them to view their bodies.  One woman who flew out of Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport several months ago said a female agent sent her through a body scanner three times after the agent commented on her “cute” body.

Terrell said the female agent appeared to be acting on a request from male agents who were in a separate room viewing the scans and who apparently asked the agent to send Terrell back through the scanner twice because the scan was blurry.

After the third scan, Terrell said the agent seemed frustrated with her co-workers in the screening room. “She’s talking into her microphone and she says, ‘Guys, it is not blurry, I’m letting her go,’” Terrell said."

Who would have thought such a thing might happen?

Below is a post of mine from January 2010.

Celebrity Scanner

Since it emerged that the full body scanners now being used in airports can store and transmit images  I have been thinking about trying to break into TV with an idea for a new reality show.

I am going to call it 'Celebrity Scanner".

It would show the nude scans of prominent figures [e.g.  film and TV stars, female politicians, wives of prominent figures  etc.].  As the scans are being broadcast a panel of smartarses would make cruel and witty remarks about the bodies displayed. Audiences would vote on who had the biggest bums, or the most cellulite.

Who has the fattest thighs, Sarah Brown or Harriet Harmon? Text Fatbum to 81400 to vote.

The fun would be enormous.

There should be plenty of  juicy material available.

This article from somebody who has seen the big screen images makes my mouth water -

"The images leave little to the imagination, exposing passengers' bodies in sufficient detail for screeners to count the change in our pockets and see beads of sweat on our backs—not to mention intimate, gender-specific details."

As soon as these scanners come into widespread use there will be a big black market in celebrity scans. It will be easy to Bit Torrent stuff or buy bootleg DVDs.

There might be a bit of resistance to the idea from celebrities, but I will argue that the public has the right to see these images. Why should drooling airport security guards and their customers have all the fun.

There is also scope for programmes on special themes.  'Guess who shaves' is in pre-production planning as I write.

1 comment:

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Yes... Yes! True reality tv!