Amanda Gorman, the young African-American poet who stole the show at Joe Biden's inauguration, was tailed by a security guard while walking home, who believed she looked "suspicious". Ms Gorman, 22, the country's first youth poet laureate, described the encounter which took place in Los Angeles last Friday on Instagram. "A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because 'you look suspicious.' I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. "This is the reality of black girls: One day you're called an icon, the next day, a threat." Later on Twitter, she added: "In a sense he was right. I AM A THREAT: a threat to injustice, to inequality, to ignorance. Anyone who speaks the truth and walks with hope is an obvious and fatal danger to the powers that be. A threat and proud."