Creator of TSA Parody Video Says TSA Threatened Legal Action (Audio)
A man who created a TSA parody video claims that a TSA official recently called him and demanded he remove the video from YouTube.
The video (below) was produced by Telly Blackwood, who uses the YouTube handle "Off the Hook TV."
Blackwood created the TSA parody video for the “We Will Resist TSA & NSA Tyranny” 10K film contest sponsored by the conspiracy website InfoWars.com.
The parody video is entitled, “TSA touched my TNA,” and is set to a rap song while showing TSA agents molesting passengers with invasive searches.
Blackwood recorded the recent call (audio below) from the purported TSA official and posted it on YouTube.
The TSA has not confirmed or denied the authenticity of the call, which may or may not be real.
Blackwood writes on his YouTube page:
I received a call from a man named John on January 19 claiming to be from the TSA and had some questions for me. I asked him to call me back next day that I couldn't hear him well. He agreed and within an hour or two I download an app so I can record phone calls. Today January 20th around 5:42pm while sitting outside he called back and I was able to record the whole thing. It was a strange call but very laughable. Sounds like one irritated TSA agent had enough of my video.
“My concerns are our workers are being portrayed as criminals when they’re here to protect us from terrorists. They do that on a daily basis,” stated the TSA rep.
Blackwood asked TSA agent,“How many terrorists have you guys caught since day one of this program?”
The TSA official could not name a specific incident, but instead claimed the NSA stops “potential terrorists” every day, which he was also unable to verify.
The TSA rep. seemed to be confused why Blackwood would parody TSA agents groping passengers, which has happened numerous times.
“As federal employees we would like to request you take this video down immediately and if your not willing to comply we will pursue getting your video removed from YouTube by all legal means and take you to court for defamation of character,” stated the TSA official.
“We’re prepared to take action if you don’t comply by this and if you don’t comply, they’re going to take some serious action I’m telling you. You can say whatever you want but you can consider your name flagged when traveling the airways,” added the TSA rep.