There has been a bit of a fluster in the blogosphere in response to a video released yesterday by TMZ, showing Britney Spears passing through airport security at Los Angeles' LAX with a 7-Eleven Big Gulp in hand—and it wasn't confiscated by security, I might add.

The accusations were aplenty, most assuming the pop princess was granted special permission that allowed her to bypass common folk security regulations.

Airport security is no joke nowadays, so the Transportation Security Administration was quick to respond on its blog:

But that's hardly the case, as the TSA later amended:

So I guess all you really need to do to get special treatment at airport security is, Britney Spears.

Joshua Pramis is an online associate editor at Travel + Leisure.