What can be so offensive about a bikini that means women can get arrested for wearing one?
Keep scrolling for the full, shocking video...
We all enjoy spending time in the warm weather...
via: ShutterstockAnd wearing layers of clothing is never ideal when you're sat soaking up the sun.
In the majority of public places, there are unwritten rules when it comes to how little clothing we can get away with...But as long as we aren't completely naked, wearing what we want should be okay.
But in more recent times...
via: ShutterstockIt turns out that wearing swimwear in public spaces is not okay... well, according to certain people, anyway.
It seems as though a lot of people are offended by some women's bikinis...
via: Getty ImagesAnd sometimes, it's even to the point where the police are called to get involved. Can you believe it?
But men are allowed to walk around in swimming trunks and no tops?
via: Getty ImagesHm, can someone pour me a glass of double standards, please?
There have been a number of incidents recently.
via: Getty ImagesFirstly, this occurred in New York's Freedom Lake last week... A young woman was interrupted during her relaxing day in the sun due to her choice of swimwear.
Aurea Miranda was recently spending some time in Freedom Lake...
Aurea was making some videos for her TikTok account when she was suddenly interrupted by a middle-aged woman.
Aurea responds nervously with a "yes"...
The woman's attitude was confrontational and aggressive.
The young woman then asked the angry mom if there was a rule about covering up at the lake...
It's clear that Aurea isn't in the nude...And she also says she spoke to workers at the park who told her swimsuit was fine to wear.
People rushed to the young woman's defense...
Another Instagram user said:
I don't get why we're still in 2020 and policing women's bodies?
via: Getty ImagesIt's so 2009. Why not teach boys and men to avert their eyes off it bothers them so much? Or here's a better idea, tell them to grow out of their misogyny if they still see women as sexual objects.
In another similar incident, another woman was harassed for her choice of beachwear.
Sam revealed that "some Karen" decided to call the police on her.
Apparently her thong bikini was regarded as "offensive."
Sometimes you really cannot write this stuff, even if you tried.
Regardless, they were arrested and detained until they agreed to cover-up.
Sam later said this:
People were left shocked upon hearing the news...
This user commented that the Karen must have been jealous and I truly wouldn't put it past her.
It’s obvious that the “KAREN” that called the cops on Sam is just upset she can’t fit or wear a thong bikini 😂 “Karen” would really go crazy if she came to So Cal and took a stroll down the strand in the South Bay and took a look at those bikini’s 👙 ... 🚨 KAREN ALERT 🚨— Michael Del Tufo (@MichaelDelTufo) August 3, 2020
And this user raised a good point:
The police must have a lot of free time on their hands these days...
Why are people not get fined for wasting police time with frivolous calls? I know cops aren't busy all day everyday but still, this was a spot in the 911 line that didn't need to be.— jAY aka 乔李小 (@JmpmanXX1) August 3, 2020