Dev Hynes says he was racially profiled at Berlin airport

‘Irony of listening to Wagner at the time of apprehension was not lost on me...’

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Dev Hynes claims he was racially profiled and harassed by German authorities as he was passing through a Berlin airport. "Yes, it was racial," he wrote in a series of tweets describing the incident. "Nothing new, sadly."

The Blood Orange singer explained that German airport officials searched his possessions, demanding receipts for electronic equipment he had bought a year ago. This was in spite of the fact that the London-born musician holds both EU citizenship and a US visa.

Hynes's experience comes a few days after Mykki Blanco alleged he was arrested in Portugal for being both black and gay. You can check out Hynes's tweets below; they make for some pretty depressing reading, especially given what other black people have said about racism in the German capital:  

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