Friends Barred From U.S. Over Twitter JokeBy: Billy Thomas - January 31, 2012
Leigh Van Bryan and Emily Bunting got into some trouble recently. Van Bryan had a couple of especially interesting tweets that made Government officials raise their eyebrow. Van Bryan tweeted:
“3 weeks today, we’re totally in LA p****** people off on Hollywood Blvd and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up!”
He also tweeted, asking a follower a question:
“free this week for a quick gossip/prep before I go destroy America? x”
Upon arrival to the states, the two were detained for extensive questioning. Van Bryan was held in a cell with immigrant drug peddlers, while Bunting was detained in a separate cell. Van Bryan explained to authorities that the term “destroy” was British vernacular for “party”. The two were later released and sent home on a plane.
Both Bunting and Van Bryan feel U.S. officials took their seemingly innocent tweets too far. They say they were simply on holiday to America and just wanted to have some fun.
With this recent news, do you feel government has taken security too far or do you feel that you can never be too careful? Let us know in the comments.