The Transportation Security Administration is being criticized yet again, this time for embarrassing a cancer victim by proclaiming his incontinence issues to other travelers and strip-searching him before allowing the man to proceed.
The incident was detailed in an anonymous blog post on CafeMom.com, where the man’s wife claimed a TSA agent yelled that her husband was “wearing a diaper.” Another agent then reportedly laughed at the situation before escorting the man into another room for an inspection.
The husband, who suffers from an overactive bladder linked to his battle with prostate cancer, was originally passing through an airport security checkpoint when a TSA agent stopped him.
“After he emerged from the scanner the TSA officer (a female) asked if he was carrying liquids in his clothing,” the post reads. “He explained his condition and what had happened. In the past, it was embarrassing enough for him to just tell a TSA employee that [he] was wearing an adult incontinence garment but now he was also announcing that he had wet himself.)