Friday, November 07, 2008
So, imagine you have just taken a six hour flight from London to New York. Maybe you are alone or maybe you are with your spouse and two kids who just want to go outside. Before you can get free though you have go to through immigration. Now, further imagine there are about 200 people ahead of you in line. Looks like you might be there awhile. But, not if you are Naomi Campbell. The airport queen herself was escorted past every single passenger including her fellow first class passengers and whisked through the immigration line. Apparently the US is unconcerned about her little run in with two police officers in London Heathrow. Of course if that had been us and we tried to enter the US, we would have spent about two hours being questioned before being let in.
Now, the good news in all of this is that the crowd, in the valiant tradition of all New Yorkers booed the hell out of Naomi as she sped past them and flower petals laid at her feet before each new step she took. Naomi's spokesperson said that Naomi didn't ask for special treatment. Uh huh. She may not have asked but I fear for the lives of the people in the line if she had to wait. Can you imagine if she actually had to wait in line like an "everyday person." Think she would have done some damage? Maybe it is a good thing they escorted her through. I wish her spokesperson would have used that as an excuse. That would have been classic.