Drag Stars Must Pass Through Security in Drag or Check Their Fake Boobs

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A Britney Spears drag star contends the Transportation Security Administration is guilty of a double standard: Why were his silicone chicken cutlet breast enhancers a screening issue when women routinely “roll through airports with them?”

Derrick Barry said he was turned away at McCarran International Airport on Friday because the cutlets exceeded TSA’s liquid limit of 3.4 ounces for most carry-on items.

“Would this happen if I were dressed as Britney Spears?” asked Barry, a featured star in Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” at Imperial Palace. He was not in drag at the airport.

…Which brings up another touchy subject: What about silicone implants in males?

“I’ve gone through with my fake butt and my fake boobs and never had a problem,” said Barry’s boss Marino, a Las Vegas drag icon for almost 30 years in “La Cage” and “Divas Las Vegas.”

“Next time he travels,” Marino said , “he should go through in drag and when he goes through the electronic X-ray machine, oh those eyes, those thighs and a little surprise. That would get ’em back.”

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  1. Ha, I grew up 3 doors down the street from Derrick. Sorry to see a family friend being dragged down by TSA.

  2. We need to start recruiting drag queens to stand up to the TSA for us… No one can pull it off as well!

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