Brits Deported Twitter Destroy

January 31, 2012 by staff 

Brits Deported Twitter Destroy, Two British citizens were barred from entering the United States because they joked on Twitter they were coming to the U.S. to “destroy America,” and “dig up Marilyn Monroe.”
The Sun reports that the Department of Homeland Security flagged Leigh Van Bryan a potential threat to the United States because, in his excitement over his visiting the U.S., he posted the news to his friends, saying: “Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America.”
According to The Sun, Leigh was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport, questioned for five hours, handcuffed and held under armed guard, in the same cell with tattooed Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours. He travelling companion Emily Bunting, was also held by U.S. security officials last Monday .
Leigh tried in vain to explain to the security officials that “destroy” is a British slang for “partying.”
The two were amazed when they found that security officials actually took Leigh’s expression that he was coming to “dig up Marilyn Monroe” literally. Federal agents searched their suitcases for spades and shovels, and expressed suspicion that Emily came to act as “lookout” while Leigh tried to “dig up Marilyn Monroe.”
Emily said: “The officials told us we were not allowed in to the country because of Leigh’s tweet. They wanted to know what we were going to do. They asked why we wanted to destroy America and we tried to explain it meant to get trashed and party. I almost burst out laughing when they asked me if I was going to be Leigh’s lookout while he dug up Marilyn Monroe. I couldn’t believe it because it was a quote from the comedy Family Guy which is an American show.” (The Washington Post explains that the joke about “digging up Marilyn Monroe” actually comes from an American TV comedy show “Family Guy.”)
The Sun reports Leigh said he tried to explain to the officials that they had got his meaning about “destroying America” wrong. But one of the officials told him, “You’ve really f***** up with that tweet boy.”

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