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Punk frontman refused entry to US over Donald Trump costume

By | Published on Thursday 3 August 2017

Peter & The Test Tube Babies

Peter Bywaters from punk outfit Peter & The Test Tube Babies claims he was refused entry into the US because he dressed up as Donald Trump on a German tour last year.

He told TeamRock that he was stopped at San Francisco airport last week after flying in to attend a festival in California. He was then interrogated about the Trump mocking performance, before being sent back to the UK.

Said Bywaters: “I had only been there 30 seconds when the border control guard swung his screen round and said, ‘Is this you?’ There in full view was a video from last year’s German tour with me dressed as Donald Trump smoking a fake joint. From there it all went down hill. Six hours later I was forcibly escorted to my seat on the plane”.

Bywaters also claims that he had his phone and passport confiscated by US authorities, and that they were only returned to him once he had landed back in London

He concluded: “I expect to still be the singer of Peter & The Test Tube Babies by the end of the year. Will Trump still be president by the end of the summer?”



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