Bob the Drag Queen shares epic saga of airport security interrogating her wigs

Drag Race legend Bob the Drag Queen has treated fans to a hair-raising tale about her wigs’ encounter with airport security.

The season eight winner live-tweeted the absurd incident on Monday (20 July), explaining that a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent had removed her wig from one of the her bags.

“Ya’ll [the] TSA man has removed by wig from the bag and [is] running it through the scanner by itself,” Bob said.

A little while later, Bob said that the agent was walking around an airport security checkpoint with her “sad wig in a tray”.

He is now waking around the TSA check point with my sad wig in a tray.

— Black Lives Still Matter (@thatonequeen) July 20, 2021

“He went to get the Black lady to look at my wig,” the Drag Race star continued.

Fortunately for Bob, the woman reassured her that she “knows what a wig is” – but in a tragic twist, had to take “all the pins and the bump off” the wig – therefore practically destroying all its styling – before it could sashay through the TSA security protocol.

The black lady is reassuring me that she knows what a wig is and they are running it through the machine AGAIN. After taking all the pins and the bump off.

— Black Lives Still Matter (@thatonequeen) July 20, 2021

Bob and her luscious locks survived their close shave with the TSA.

She posted a picture of the brunette offender in its plastic prison, joking: “The suspicious wig has been released from custody and is currently out on parole.”

The suspicious wig has been released from custody and is currently out on parole.

— Black Lives Still Matter (@thatonequeen) July 20, 2021

Fans and Bob’s fellow Drag Race queens were dying over the hair’s bad day, filling Bob’s comments with support and expert burns.

Have you seen your wigs…..they could be used as a weapon and trust me I know a thing or two about deadly wigs

— Heidi N Closet (@HeidiNCloset) July 20, 2021

The wig was sad before the tray.

— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) July 21, 2021

The saga of your wig being taken in for questioning, interrogated and released on it’s own recognizance is the drama I needed to start my day

— Kevin (@chewychocolats) July 20, 2021

Not the bump!

— Matty Martin (@bichpoo415) July 20, 2021

The TSA joined in with the jokes on Instagram, writing: “We heard you walked purse first through one of our security checkpoints.

“No tea, no shade, and we sure hope you had a pleasant experience, but when it comes to security we do what needs to be done to keep you safe.


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“Now, Shante, you can stay. Thanks for your patience, hilarity, talent, and humility. Keep racking up them frequent flyer miles.”