Apparently being accustomed to a life of luxury suffices as an excuse to break the rules that us common folk are obligated to follow when flying.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (hereafter Kimye) were the cause of a 50-minute flight delay when two American Airline employees allowed them to bypass a mandatory screening before they boarded a plane to Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to officials.
Rose Nico-Migovers and Sabria Thomas-Valezs are currently being investigated by the TSA. The two were cited with a "breach of rules" by Port Authority officers, a charge that could potentially result in suspension or loss of SIDA (Secure Identification Display Area) privileges — a right issued to employees that allows for them to skip lines to get to work on time.
Nico-Migovers and Thomas-Valezs used a secure pass to escort Kimye around a mandatory screening checkpoint into a non-public area. The security breach so stunned TSA officials that when they learned what had happened, they responded with more special treatment — holding the flight up by nearly an hour to privately screen the couple in a nearby jetway, who were then cleared to board the flight.
A source told the New York Post that "Kim normally flies private, so she’s not used to going through security." The source added that a private jet is usually written into contracts when the socialite is traveling for "business."
You wouldn’t be able to tell she felt guilty by taking a look at her Twitter, which bears no evidence of the incident happening at all — just a bunch of crap about her obsession with braided hair. A shout out to the two star-struck airline workers that are likely to be suspended due to her, and Yeezy’s ignorance would have been cool.
But can we really blame Kimye? We live in a culture where useless celebrities are revered as gods — where it’s okay for people like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to be held unaccountable for their actions simply because they’re not used to be treated like normal people.
Celebrities do what’s expected of them. Given the option to bypass airport security, I don’t expect Kanye to raise a hand and say o, we want to be treated like everyone else. This is a guy who brags about his being made famous off a home movie. This is a guy who grabbed an award from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. This is a guy who’s known to have tantrums on planes.
I don’t think I need to go on the same rant about Kim Kardashian to get my point across.