First, I don’t know what the fuck a food stylist is, but it sounds pretentious. What I do know is that people are fucking stupid, and when LA food stylist Adam Pearson was pulled to the front of the plane on a recent flight, it wasn’t because he was getting upgraded, it was because some passengers had said he was “acting suspiciously”… because he has “ATOM BOMB” tattooed across his knuckles. Because, obviously, he was probably hiding an atom bomb… in his knuckles.
Pearson was temporarily asked to step off the plane and learned that another passenger had reported him for suspicious behavior, and noted that he had the words “Atom Bomb” tattooed across his fingers. Questioned by the captain and the flight attendant, Pearson explained that the tattoos referred to a childhood nickname. After answering a few more questions, Pearson — who is a frequent Delta passenger and has flown over 142,000 miles with the airline this year alone — was allowed to return to his seat.
“I was just shocked,” Pearson said. “All eyes were on me, I felt everyone staring at me and I was like, ‘I didn’t do anything.’ ” Before the plane took off, he twittered: “Just pulled off delta flight, passenger said I was suspicious looking due to my tattoos @DeltaAssist not happy at all #goldmedallion fail”