Brad Cieslowski tells Fox affiliate WJBK that he’s worn the trunks in question to the gym before without issue, but was told that his visible goods were a little too “inappropriate” for wandering eyes at the pool.
“You need to change into something more appropriate, that is not appropriate,” a lifeguard told Cieslowski of what he refers to as a “square-cut speedo.” According to Cieslowski, the lifeguard was referring to his bulge, because “that’s usually people’s problem with the speedo.”
Cieslowski says the lifeguard went on to say “We can all see it,” to which he responded “Well then stop staring. No one’s making you look at it.” An employee threatened to call the police before Cieslowski left.
Having his beautiful bulge discriminated against is sexist, he says:
I can say the same thing about all the women around this pool in their bikinis and their one-pieces, showing off every nook and cranny of their body leaving nothing to the imagination but their skin color. … I’m not allowed to be myself and wear what I want to wear and it’s ridiculous, and it’s incredibly sexist.
“Leaving nothing to the imagination but their skin color”?? What?
Lifetime Fitness claims they have a “two-layer house code” in response to the story:
We acknowledge there are various types of swim attire… however we have a two-layer house code. In this instance, multiple members registered concerns rooted in discomfort and as a result the decision was reached to ask the member to leave the pool area.
We all know the reason you clicked here, so without any further ado, the swimsuit in question:
Ugh. White? Sorry, Brad. This is obviously how you wear a speedo to the pool: