'Queer Eye' star accuses TSA of racial profiling

The fashion expert on the new reboot of "Queer Eye" is accusing TSA of profiling him. Tan France recently posted on Twitter his frustrations after having "been put through extra security checks 3 times this week."

In the same post, France said he was informed by a TSA agent that his name is on a list, which lead him to believe he was being racially profiled. 

France, who is of Pakistani descent, later added, “I’m brown but that does NOT mean I’m a damn security risk!!!”

He went into detail about the situation on his Instagram in a series of videos on his stories saying the incident left him "fuming."

Going on to say he usually pre-checks when going through security, which usually takes around 15 minutes, but because he was told by an agent he was on a TSA list -- described by France as a "list of concern" -- the security check lasted over two hours. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Tan France attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys Day 2 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Tan France arrives for the Ketel One family-made vodka celebrates Queer Eye Cast at pre-Emmy Party at Kimpton La Peer Hotel on September 8, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage,)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: TV personalities Tan France (L) and Antoni Porowski attend Build Brunch to discuss ' Queer Eye' at Build Studio on September 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: (L-R) Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Nicole Byer speak onstage during Netflix's Queer Eye and GLSEN event at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 12, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Karamo Brown, Tan France, Andy Cohen, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Tan France -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 24: Tan France and Casey Cott attend a Spotify Premium intimate event with Florence + The Machine on June 24, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Tan France attends the NETFLIXFYSEE event for 'Queer Eye' at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tan France from 'Queer Eye' visits the Young Hollywood Studio on May 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images)

Tan France joined Express for a panel discussion at the "Success and Style" event in New York City on Wednesday, May 2.

(Credit: Express)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Tan France attends the Netflix FYSEE Kick-Off at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: (L-R) Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness attend the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Tan France attends The Center Dinner 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Tan France and Antoni Porowski attend The Center Dinner 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street on April 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Tan France attends the 15th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Fashion Show and Fundraiser at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: (L-R) Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk of Queer Eye attend the 10th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Tan France attends the Nordstrom Men's NYC Store Opening on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Fashion Designer Tan France attends the Mercedez-Benz USA's Official Awards Viewing Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Rob France (L) and Tan France attends the 26th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by Bulgari, celebrating EJAF and the 90th Academy Awards at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 4, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown visit SiriusXM to talk about the 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' reboot at SiriusXM Studios on February 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Tan France attends Netflix's Queer Eye premiere screening and after party on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Netflix)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Tan France attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Kayan Douglas, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Thom Filicia, Antoni Porowski, Carson Kressley, executive producer David Collins, Tan France, Jai Rodriguez, and Karamo Brown attend Netflix's Queer Eye premiere screening and after party on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Netflix)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Tan France attends the premiere of Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Season 1 at Pacific Design Center on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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“They take you out of line and then they search you and they give you pat down, which is humiliating," he said.

France said it took TSA a good 45 minutes to go through his luggage and, once he was allowed to go to his gate, there were still complications getting on the plane because gate agents were confused by “unrecognizable” stamps TSA placed on his boarding pass. 

TSA responded to France’s tweet apologizing about the incident: “We're sorry to hear this.”

TSA issued a statement to The Hill saying "regardless of race, gender, or religion," all passengers are screened at airport checkpoints.

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