And do certain stars deserve different treatment? These two questions sit at the heart of your discussions off the back of the Shah Rukh Khan story which has gone into orbit online. In case you missed it…
…Shah Rukh Khan was detained at Newark airport in New Jersey for between 1-2 hours, he was only released when the Indian embassy got involved, and he’s made it pretty clear he was less than impressed with his treatment.
AP reports that US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection is saying it was part of routine screening.
A warmer welcome to America….
What lots of people online are saying is that that these routine screenings are often too aggressive, too disruptive, often rude and often based on nothing more than a surname or a home city. And the response from some US bloggers is that America should do whatever it wants to make sure it’s safe.
Hands off SRK…
And then there’s the issue of whether the border guards should have known who he was and waved him through. Plenty of Indian bloggers seem affronted that their hero should have been put through this. You get the impression if it had happened to any old person they wouldn’t be worried.
If celebrities are the royalty of the new century, should we treat them accordingly?