In 2011 Shane Bunting, AKA Madchild, was detained at an American airport
for approx. 8 hours before being told that he could not enter the
Here is the statement he released shortly after:
"When I was finally called up, the agent started questioning me about
being a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and when I replied,
‘No’, he just continued to repeat the question over and over again.
After five more hours of waiting, watching him go back and forth,
looking on the internet and asking me the same questions over and over
again, I was finally called to the front desk. He asked me another
series of questions and after a total of eight and a half hours of
questioning I was told that I was officially banned from entering the
The thing that is frustrating to me is that I am being judged for the
people I associated with and for some trouble I had back when I was a
minor over sixteen years ago. In the last year I’ve managed to defeat my
drug addiction and really worked on changing my life to become a better
person. I’ve even started speaking at high schools here in Canada to
talk to kids about the perils of drug addiction and hopefully use my
journey to inspire the youth to avoid the pitfalls that I fell into.
It’s extremely disheartening to me to know that after turning my life
around, it feels like a second chance is evading me."
We believe that Madchild is being unfairly judged and punished without
ever receiving the proper due process of the law.
We believe the Madchild can use the experiences and mistakes of his past
in a positive way to help people all over the world to overcome the
negative aspects of their own lives.
He is already a positive inspiration to many people all over the world
and we believe that will only multiply if he is given the chance to tour
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