Leather And Tats, Oh No!

Tattooed and leather-wearing celebrities on both sides of the pond seem all the norm and Joel Madden and Lady Gaga are perfect examples. So what is the big deal?

Regardless of his heavily inked and colorful arms, Joel Madden, beau of Nicole Richie and father to Harlow, is mainly known for his singing prowess with bro Benji Madden in their band, Good Charlotte.

Well, on a recent flight from London to Lisbon, British Airways gave Joel some flack regarding his tats. They basically told him to cover up or stay in London. Shocked, he was told he had to put on long sleeves to cover up his arms. Here's the dealio and how it made headlines: Joel twittered about it.

Here's his reaction on Good Charlotte's website:

"Wow. I really didn't not intend for me twittering about my BritAir tattoo incident to get so much attention. At the end of the day who really cares if i make my flight or not? I was mostly laughing about it as i thought most of the people who follow me on twitter would too. A few of the other BA employees were just as surprised as i was. But it was their manager and for some reason i could not file a complaint there. They gave me a little card to fill out."

Interestingly enough, he's not the only celebrity who encountered rough appearance terrain lately. Lady Gaga, known for her song, Let's Dance, was in Russia and was almost arrested! She tweeted that she wore leather at St. Basil's and apparently everything turned out okay. She tweets: "They tried to arrest me in Russia, for leather at St. Basil's. But all is calm in the red square, as I leave the east Paris-bound."

Looks like Joel Madden and Lady Gaga will breathe a sigh of relief once they return home and can pretty much be themselves!

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Comments on "Lady Gaga and Joel Madden's arresting appearance"

Janae May 02, 2009 | 8:43 PM

oren, that video is a parody, its not actually Lady Gaga, open your eyes.

oren April 29, 2009 | 3:30 PM

Lady Gaga should've been arrested by the fashion police. Have you seen her in her recent Fear Factor hosting gig? http://www.youtube/watch?v=ud71Rei93CM

Nica April 29, 2009 | 2:17 PM

Love Joel Madden, he seems like such a chill guy. Sucks that BA acted that that, just another reason why Virgin Atlantic is worlds better! I follow Joel on Twitter and he is sooo entertaining! Follow @Joelmadden

Tanya April 29, 2009 | 1:25 PM

To Sue: Joel was not acting like Mr. Rockstar for your information. How dare anyone ask a person with tattoos to cover them up. It was nothing but pure discrimination. He, being the nice guy that he is, is going to let it slide. I would have sued the pants off them if it had been me. What is next, asking the kid with the blue mohawk to put on a hat?? what year is this??

Sue April 29, 2009 | 1:09 PM

Joel acted like Mr Rockstar. He demanded to speak to a manager over covering up. I am ALWAYS asked to cover up. Its not an issue. Mr Madden made it one. So so disappointed in him. Been a fan for 9 years, and this is him showing his (y) true colours

Becky April 29, 2009 | 12:59 PM

The thing with Joel was pure discrimination, but the picture you have is of Benji Madden, he's the twin with the colourful tattoo's, Joels tattoos are pretty much all black...

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