Emma Watson stopped at JFK airport, mistaken for 12-year-old
Emma Watson (Photo: TMZ.com)
NEW YORK — Emma Watson may be an international superstar, but at least a few TSA agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport apparently haven’t seen “Harry Potter.”
According to a tweet from The 22-year-old actress just before Christmas, she was stopped by airport officials when they mistook her for an unaccompanied minor.
The New York Daily News reported that agents at passport control stopped the young actress because they thought she was a child traveling by herself, though it wasn’t clear just how young the officials at JFK thought Watson was.
Most airports consider unaccompanied minors anyone 12 and under, though anyone under the age of 18 is permitted to use the unaccompanied minor services at the Denver International Airport.
Taking part in a bit of self-deprecating humor, Watson didn’t appear to be sweating it too much.
The really sad thing is that this is not the first time this has happened .—
Emma Watson (@EmWatson) December 22, 2012
The tweet from Watson about being stopped prompted more than 18,000 retweets, with many consoling her for the unfortunate incident. Others, including those at FemalePersuasion.net, had some fun along with Watson, reassuring the starlet that she will one day be pleased with her baby-faced complexion.