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Dustin Lance Black questioned for shoplifting

Dustin Lance Black was accused of shoplifting and he’s not taking it lying down.

While shopping at a Woolworths grocery store in Australia, the Oscar-winning screenwriter was taken aside by security and questioned.

Black wrote: “OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting @woolworths in the Gold Coast! Then out of countless folks with bags a search was demanded of mine.

“Thanks for the warm welcome to #AUSTRALIA @woolworths! Respect customers’ privacy much? Shame. [sic]”

The experience apparently had quite the impact on him, as he responded to many of the tweets he got back:

He followed that up by responding to another person’s separate tweet who asked if the store had apologized:

While the twitterverse appeared to pick up and echo back Black’s outrage over the misunderstanding, one comment seems to sum it up nicely:

Black was in Australia to support husband Tom Daley in the Commonwealth Games, who was forced to withdraw from part of the competition due to injury.