BAA poo-poos Bollywood star's pervscan printout put-on
Impossible, cry PRs
BAA has been forced to deny that its security staff are circulating printouts of perv-scanned celebrities after a Bollywood comedian's late night riffing was taken at face value.
Shahrukh Khan, currently touting his movie I am Khan, told Jonathan Ross that he had recently been scanty-scanned at Heathrow.
He said that the machines would be embarassing for flyers who were less than well endowed.
Khan, presumably, had no such fears, though he claimed to have been surprised to encounter copies of his scan shortly after.
"Then I saw these girls – they had these printouts. I looked at them. I thought they were some forms you had to fill. I said 'give them to me' – and you could see everything inside," he told Ross.
While any Reg reader would have immediately been on the phone to Liberty or their lawyer, or both, the Bollywood star claimed to have turned his exposure into a PR opportunity: "So I autographed them for them.”
Khan's comments have been doing the rounds of Indian websites, some of whom appear to be unaware that Late Night with Jonathan Ross is not produced by the BBC's current affairs department.
This in turn has prompted BAA into some rapid comedy damage control.
A spokeswoman told The Telegraph that Khan's account was “completely factually incorrect”, saying the kit had no capability to print images.
She also said that given the scanners had been brought into use just days before the show was recorded, it was highly unlikely Khan had been caught up in the UK's nude nabbing net.
There was no need for an investigation, she said, as the claims "simply could not be true". ®
"the kit had no capability to print images."
That is completely correct, the scanners can't print images.
If only someone would invent some kind of machine that can scan a laser across a photoelectric drum, such that a black plastic powder will stick to the charged area of the drum, and can then be transferred to paper by running it over a corona wire and then under a heat lamp.
If someone would invent a machine like that, I bet you could connect it to all sorts of things; computers, networks, naked airport scanning machines. It might even become an essential item for every office in the country. Airports might even have them.
I'm just glad that such a machine doesn't exist, and indeed is probably impossible to create. Too many moving parts - it would never work.
Good lord man!
What do you take us for? We work with technology, not fantasy!
Keep your dreams and lofty goals private!
They do have USB portsand can save and transfer the images to external drives.
However this will only be used for training purposes and so you don't need to worry about it.