I am not conspiracy theorist and I would not pay attention to any information which could be categorised as sensational. But this is reported by the Economist. Therefore, considering the source, I would think it does have some grounds to be worried.
I made many mistakes in my life, just like most of us. However, it is good to understand, that despite the accelerating popularity of political correctness, I managed to maintain my ability to call things the way they are. It also helps me to maintain my integrity intact. In the end, this is all that really matters, because when our time will come, Armani, Versace, D&G will stay here as check in baggage is not allowed :)