US Deaf News: Deaf man called a “f****** deafie” by airport security

Posted on July 10, 2012

The website Boing Boing has reported how a Deaf American man has written on his blog that was called a “f***** deafie” by an airport security officer, before having his sweets taken away and eaten in front of him.

The man, who blogs as TeaAndTheatre, was going through the Louisville, Kentucky airport following a National Association for the Deaf conference, when, he writes: “While I was going through the TSA, some of them started laughing in my direction.”

He adds that they then went through his bag for no reason and found some sweets he had bought. He was told he was not allowed to fly with them, and after asking him whether he would like to donate it to the nearby Air National Guard base (which he said yes to), the guards went on to eat the sweets in front of him, laughing throughout.

It was at that point that TeaAndTheatre alleges one of the guards came up to him, pointed at his shirt, and called him a “f***** deafie.”

Mysteriously, at the time of writing, the original blog post, as well as the TeaAndTheatre tumblr account, can no longer be accessed: but that hasn’t stopped the story being picked up by a range of websites.

Read the full story on Boing Boing here:

With thanks to William Mager.

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