Jeremy Meeks, known to many as the so-called "Hot Mugshot Guy," has reportedly hit a hiccup on his trip to London. Meeks took a flight to London for a few magazine photo shoot obligations but never made it past Heathrow Airport, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
In a video shared with the Daily Mail, Meeks is seen being escorted by airport officials. "I've been denied," Meeks says in the clip. "London don't want me here. I done served my time. Shit is crazy... Don't make no sense."
In a statement to the Mail, Meeks' manager Jim Jordan said the model had been deported from the country and sent back to New York. "We went into the UK and we went through immigration and they detained Jeremy," Jordan said. "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 did not immediately respond to Complex's request for additional comment.
Following the incident, fans have started flooding Meeks' Instagram with messages of support. "Just read about what happened to you in London," one fan commented. "Praying for your success. It's just the devil trying to hold you back." Another fan, who said she was British, commented that the entire situation was "ridiculous." The exact reason for Meeks' denied entry into London remains unclear.
Meeks, who rose to internet fame after a booking photo related to a weapons violation went viral, made his New York Fashion Week debut earlier this year with an appearance in Philipp Plein's show alongside Pete Wentz, Desiigner, and Young Thug: