CAMPBELL ANNOYS AIR PASSENGERS WITH SPECIAL TREATMENT
Posted 9:31am 11/07/08
Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL has come under fire from angry travelers after she was allowed to cut in line at a New York airport to get through customs upon arriving in the U.S. from London. The catwalk beauty arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on an American Airlines flight on Tuesday (04Nov08) morning and was then escorted to the front of the queue to have her passport checked. But her fellow air passengers were not amused by her preferential treatment and booed Campbell as she passed them to get to the head of the queue. A source tells the New York Daily News, "An older lady was about to have her passport checked, but she was told to wait so Naomi could go first. It p**sed off a lot of people." However, Campbell's lawyer Marty Singer has defended the star, insisting it is normal procedure for any celebrity to be escorted through customs first - to avoid unwelcome attention. Singer says, "She was not treated any differently than any other high-profile individual. American Airlines offered to escort her. She did not ask for it. It's done for security reasons, so high-profile passengers aren't besieged by people." A spokesperson for American Airlines has refused to comment on the incident. (MT/WNWCDN/PAW) *WENN
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