Mary Beard is a well known English professor of classicism, which in addition to teaching at Cambridge University, also is a known mediepersonlighed.
on Wednesday she had to fly from Heathrow Airport, but it didn't go quite as expected. She was asked to take his tunic, so she only stood in underwear in front of other passengers in the queue for the security check.
the Holiday - 19. aug. 2019 - at. 18:00 Lufthavnsansat to passenger: 'You're ugly!'
- I know that the rules are the rules (and we are all dependent on the airport security), but I was a bit surprised to be asked to take my tunic of (they thought it was a 'jacket') in the security check at Heathrow this morning. I stood in my shoddy knickers, which created much curiosity/embarrassment of the other passengers! writes Mary Beard on Twitter.
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I know rules are rules (and we all depend on airport security) but was a bit surpised to be told to take off what I think is a 'tunic' (they thought was a 'jacket') to Heathrow airport security this morning, down to my scrappy undies. Much to curiosity/embarrassment of other passengers!— mary beard (@wmarybeard) August 30, 2019
Heathrow Airport was quick on the keys and rushed to apologize for the incident directly on Twitter. They would also like to hear more about the episode, but Mary Beard, who would rather not be out with more information.
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- It's okay ... I'm strong, and I have no desire to see the employees involved to be fired (so I will not tell which terminal). But maybe it would be a good idea to have a general awareness-raising, writes Mary Beard.