Wednesday, August 12, 2009

British Comedian detained in Miami for "funny accent"

Link HT: Jonathan Turley
Last night furious O'Grady, 54, revealed how he was made to feel like a criminal by rude officials, who confiscated his passport.

He said: "Every time I said, 'Excuse me, can you tell me why am I here?', they just ignored me. It was so rude."

Quizzed on when he had last visited Cuba, O'Grady replied: "I said, 'You've been studying my passport for the last hour and you can see I've never been to Cuba in my life'.

"Then this guy said to me, 'He thinks you're a Cuban immigrant'. I said, 'cos I look Cuban, don't I?'" The Channel 4 host, who was on his way home from a holiday in Peru, added: "I've just been to hell folks and it's called Miami airport."