Thousands gathered for Jay-Z when he hit the Barclays Center for his 8 day run and the same has happened for Barbara Streisand but many are baffled as to why metal detectors were only on the scene for Hov's show.
Does the Barclay Center believe Jay-Z's fans are more dangerous than Streisand's?
The NY Post reports:
The arena forced the crowd at the rapper’s recent concert series to herd through its new airport-style metal detectors — while fans of the legendary diva were spared the same indignity at her show on Thursday.
The security-policy switcheroo was blasted yesterday as a “double standard” that seemed racially inflammatory considering the audiences for each performer.
“The metal detectors are not in use for Barbara Streisand @barclayscenter. Racial profiling?” tweeted one Streisand concert-goer who goes by the screen name jdunkftw.
Many tweets were sent criticize the stadium's actions and it has been reported that not only did the arena make only Jay-Z's guest get scanned but they also made the crowd at an Oct. 7 Harlem Globetrotters game go through the detectors.
Arena spokesman Barry Baum said the decision to scrap the metal detectors for the Babs concert was simply to speed things up and “absolutely not” any kind of racial profiling.
“We’ve only been open two weeks and are trying to make things go as smooth as possible,”
Hopefully the stadium reaches a point of smooth operations and avoids further controversy.
SOURCE: NY POST
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