Jeremy Meeks thought he was heading to a photo shoot in the United Kingdom when he arrived at Heathrow Airport on Monday, but he was denied entry. Meeks, the former convict-turned-model, was sent back to the U.S. hours after landing.
Meeks posted a Snapchat as he was escorted through the airport: “I’m sick of this shit. I’ve been denied. London don’t want me here having served my time. Shit is crazy.”
Before Meeks was turned away, his manager, Jim Jordan, said he was interviewed, fingerprinted and searched. Jordan also stated that Meeks had the proper documentation, which included a work visa and a letter from his parole officer.
“We went into the U.K. and we went through immigration and they detained Jeremy. He wasn’t arrested, but they deported him out of the country. They wouldn’t let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane,” Jordan told the Daily Mail.
Jordan plans on visiting the U.S. Embassy in London so that his client can be admitted into the country.
Meeks went viral in 2014 after Stockton, Calif., police posted his mug shot on its Facebook page. He served two years in jail for felony gun charges and one gang charge, and since his release, he’s been booking modeling gigs.