Obligatory “Mickey In The Sky” shot

Just walked into Studios and I have a question for you. There were three teen boys on the opposite side of the (utterly theatrical and totally useless) bag check. They were all asked to take out their cameras and show them outside the bag, and one was asked to empty his bag entirely. Meanwhile, I am an adult female loaded down with electronics and I breezed through. Do you think this is age profiling at work? And if so, do you think it’s ok? Is it more ok than racial profiling? Why or why not? Not trying to start a war but I am curious. BTW, bag checker was black and female and maybe in her 40s; boys were all white. Just to completely describe the players.

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2 thoughts on “Obligatory “Mickey In The Sky” shot”

  1. Sounds wonky to me. Maybe they have to pull aside every so many parties. I have never even had them do more than glance into my bag, even when I carried a backpack with many zippers. They poked that stick into the main compartment and waved me through.

  2. That’s always been my experience too, Denise. I’ve never been thoroughly searched and rarely seen it happen to anyone else. That’s why I call the bag checks “theater” – it just gives the impression that security checks are being performed.

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