In a follow-up blog post, Morrissey explained Tuesday that his official complaint to the Transportation Security Administration, regarding an alleged sexual-assault incident from earlier this year, has essentially been ignored. The update is not very full of details, but it is very full of color — some instances of which might have been better left unsaid, as they abruptly transition from understandable frustration to cockamamy jabs. “We gather that TSA stands for Thorough Sexual Assault,” Morrissey commented, according to his fanzine, True to You, which frequently serves as the singer’s mouthpiece. “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.”
Regarding the July incident, the TSA had commented: “TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect. Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual.”
Read this month’s full update, from Morrissey’s zine, below:
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”.
And you can check out the musician’s original post on the matter, here.