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Man Kicked Out Of Gym: Was His Speedo Too Revealing?

We've got to investigate this thoroughly! Human rights are involved!

29-year-old body builder Brad Cieslowski was asked to leave Novi Lifetime Fitness in Detroit because apparently his muscles weren't the only thing that was bulging when he wore a white speedo into the pool.

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Cieslowski explains:

"The lifeguard comes up to me and he says, 'You need to change into something more appropriate, that is not appropriate, [the lifeguard was] talking about the bulge. That's usually people's problem with the speedo, is the bulge," he says. 

Cieslowski explains that he's worn what he describes as a He was wearing what he says is a "square-cut speedo" at the gym before and no one ever complained.  That changed when several gym-goers complained to staff members Saturday night. 

From My FOX Detroit

"He says, 'We can all see it.' And I said, 'Well then stop staring. No one's making you look at it,'" says Cieslowski. He says when he stood his ground and defended himself the employee threatened to call the police, so Cieslowski left. 

"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," he believes.

Novi Lifetime Fitness maintains that they have a two-layer dress code at the pool, saying:

"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."

What do you think, Instincters? Was Cieslowski being unfairly targeted? Should we (you) take to the streets in our (your) speedos in protest?!

That's probably unnecessary, since apparently the Fitness Center has apologized for how the situation was handled and Cieslowski plans to return and says he'll comply with their dress code in the future. 

But, damn it, we will fight for your right to wear that revealing speedo!

 

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Iam so frustrated of this dbl standard. women can show bulge and camel toe whereby men not allowed to do so. it has become taboo for men and showing of is norm for women. Its our fault guys we let it happen to catch free show. 

Americans are so stupid when it comes to shit like this. They'll threaten to call the cops on a guy wearing a speedo in the pool then go home and surf porn. 

How Weird. In the UK, most men wear speedos to the pool, and in France they are compulsory!

I think the guy had every right to wear the Speedo's.  And  if they gym says two layers.  All swim suits that I know of have two layers in them. And I don't think that even if they were black or red.  The people would still have complained about it.    

There's alot of confusion here, it seems to me. Perhaps the guy's choice of attire was inappropriate in the gym environment but that doesn't mean he deserves the lion's share of the day's blame. We all have choices in life. If you don't like what is on tv, change the channel. If this guy's package is distasteful to you, don't look at it. One person's prudence doesn't give him/her the right to deny another his/her civil rights. Isn't it possible that the people complaining are more to blame than the guy in the Speedos, by their attempts to control his actions and choices? I don't think a poor fashion choice is more harmful than taking away a person's rights. The lifeguard could, and should, have diplomatically and discreetly informed this guy that he and his clothing had been noticed by others present, made their comments or complaints known, and would he mind changing into something a bit more, ahem, colorful or less form fitting out of respect for, and to promote harmony with, all present. That would have been easier, more appropriate, and less confrontational than threatening the guy with police action. The responsibility to keep order, calm, and safety belonged squarely on the lifeguard and I believe he handled the situation poorly. Let's try to remember we're all adults here and treat each other accordingly. Communication, respect, understanding, and compromise seem to have been ignored or forgotten by everyone involved. As far as the debate over anatomical definitions, double standards, and such are concerned, I choose to say nothing. One last point though, interestingly enough, there was no mention of anyone's sexual orientation in the article, yet there were several comments written about gays and Speedos. Am I to assume, as the aforementioned authors have, that if someone is wearing spandex they're gay? I don't think the guy is gay at all. If that were the case, he would have known that you never, ever wear white after Labor Day.

There's alot of confusion here, it seems to me. Perhaps the guy's choice of attire was inappropriate in the gym environment but that doesn't mean he deserves the lion's share of the day's blame. We all have choices in life. If you don't like what is on tv, change the channel. If this guy's package is distasteful to you, don't look at it. One person's prudence doesn't give him/her the right to deny another his/her civil rights. Isn't it possible that the people complaining are more to blame than the guy in the Speedos, by their attempts to control his actions and choices? I don't think a poor fashion choice is more harmful than taking away a person's rights. The lifeguard could, and should, have diplomatically and discreetly informed this guy that he and his clothing had been noticed by others present, made their comments or complaints known, and would he mind changing into something a bit more, ahem, colorful or less form fitting out of respect for, and to promote harmony with, all present. That would have been easier, more appropriate, and less confrontational than threatening the guy with police action. The responsibility to keep order, calm, and safety belonged squarely on the lifeguard and I believe he handled the situation poorly. Let's try to remember we're all adults here and treat each other accordingly. Communication, respect, understanding, and compromise seem to have been ignored or forgotten by everyone involved. As far as the debate over anatomical definitions, double standards, and such are concerned, I choose to say nothing. One last point though, interestingly enough, there was no mention of anyone's sexual orientation in the article, yet there were several comments written about gays and Speedos. Am I to assume, as the aforementioned authors have, that if someone is wearing spandex they're gay? I don't think the guy is gay at all. If that were the case, he would have known that you never, ever wear white after Labor Day.

Well Isaac-the people who should be told to worry about the important things going on in the world are the people at the pool who are all upset and want to call the police because a man is wearing a speedo at the pool.

Is that all gays do is defend sh!t like this.It's not that serious.You can't not look at a dud'es fick showing.We're adults so start dressing like one.No wonder gays aren't respected.This is what is important to you.That guy needs to follow the rules of public decency.Who cares if a few countries let people get nude.We look at those people as wierdos.We're humans, nor animals.If you guys wanna be animals so bad, strip off all your clothes and go live outside.Don't forget to not wipe your butt after you sh!t.I swear gays will defend anything that has to do with dicks.You guys are just proving how childish and immature gay men are.Grow the hell up please.Do any gays have any morals and standards besides me.Gee wiz.
 

“What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

1) It's not a "let's defend the ability to see a bulge" thing, it's another form of equality. If one is ok with barely clothed women then how can you freak out over a guy doing the same? Double standard and violates the laws of logic.

2) "Dressing like an adult" has changed throughout the years so wearing a Speedo is as much as wearing board shorts anymore.

3) Yes we are humans....but we are also animals. So saying "if you guys wanna be animals so bad..." is absurd because everyone already is an animal...including you. 

4) I cannot help but notice the irony in your telling everyone to grow up when your attacking everyone else (their morals and standards) shows lack of maturity.

5) Bottom line though, this was nothing more than people who were offended are the same people who are perfectly OK with a woman in a tiny two-piece swimsuit double-standard thing....not a "let's see the bulge" thing. 

And this is news, somehow? There are LGBT dying and fighting for rights in Russia and you post about some dude in a speedo?! 

I agree with Isaac.There are more important things in the world.Seems the only thing that matter to gays are naked men or half naked men.
 

Your tone seems very pointed right now.

It may be worth considering that the Internet contains many websites. If there is one article on a website somewhere that isn't on a topic that you care about.... you may, in fact, have the freedom to read something else.

I love the controversy, but an ACTUAL Speedo suit has a front panel lining. 

This is from one of those "underwear and swimwear websites", and it is meant to show off your junk, which in his case, is helpful.

Of course, women get away with more provocative attire, and straight men are upset at seeing his dick. If the women are not allowed  one thin layer showing pussy lips, the gym has a point.

I wear a racing speedo to swim in at the gym, as do other swimmers, but let's be realistic about the situation here. The speedo was WHITE, and as someone said earlier, and it becomes see-thru when wet. Maybe he should have worn a colored speedo.

Out of the pool and into my bedroom.

Thats sexist,bias and discrimination besides ignorant and homophobic. Men do things that are worse in a pool and some women show their buttcracks vjj and blatant nipples..who stops that?..he should have stood up for himself by not leaving. A lawyer awaits him,he does have a case

Well, the cut seems to be fine. But when white fabric gets wet, its see thru.

I really cant imagine how this is even considered fair.  as he stated two layer rule my ass.  women can wear the most revealing bikinis in a pool and the only thing they get told is when to get picked up by the muscle jock life guard but a guy attempting to be comfortable is considered trashy for wanting to wear what he wants.  that's a bit ridiculous.  Where's the equality?  I think it goes down to the fact that unless its a pair of tits flashing in their faces guys arent interested and so when they see something like this then it sets off their insecurities of their own sexuality.  DEAL WITH IT.  LET PEOPLE WEAR WHAT THEY WANT.  He's paying to be a member in that gym just like everybody else.  and the next time a 18 something yr old with a tight body and big tits goes in the pool id love to see someone ask her to leave.  It'll never happen

Tits are not genitals. Please do not compare them. Now if you could see the girl's vagina, maybe your comment would make sense. That being said, this guy's junk is covered, and he should be able to wear whatever he wants. 

Comparing a guys bulge in a pair of Speedos to a woman's cleavage is ridiculous.  It's not the same thing people.  I think the only person that got the point of the gym goers concern was the guy that commented about how transparent his WHITE Speedo probably was when it was wet.  You cannot wear anything white when it's wet and not expect everyone to see your junk.  There are some articles of clothing that are just not appropriate at a gym.  No one said he couldn't wear a Speedo in the pool, but a white Speedo was ill advised.  Obviously, he was wearing it to get attention, and he got it.  

Good! I hope more gyms do the same. Some people don't own mirrors or have good taste in clothing. It's a private gym, if you don't like their rules go elsewhere. 

It really says a lot about The United States and its hang-ups when the the spa and pool areas of gyms in Europe are Co~Ed and 100% naked and you look odd if your embarrassed and worried about the beauty of the human form...

Really... Nothing better to do? What next? Kicking people out of the Olypica for underdressing.... 

Harassment lawsuit? Yes please!

so a man with a small bulge is ok in speedos?

Having lived in Miami for the last 30 or more years- I just can't get over how Americans are so appalled by a guy wearing a speedo. It must be culture shock to visit places like Miami or Fort Lauderdale and see that it's quite the norm here. I love going to the beach wearing my speedos. Boy, I know not to do that in mid America after seeing things like this. Y'all are bunch of prudes. I wonder what they 'd do when they see the European women going topless. If they call the police they get  laughed at.

that is NOT a body builder lol

Okay, I agree wholeheartedly that this dude should be able to wear whatever he wants so long as his genitals are covered and not slipping out. The point I want to make to everyone in this thread is this: PLEASE stop comparing this guy showing his bulge to women showing their breasts in a bikini on the beach. Breasts are NOT genitals and should not be compared to such. The fact that this guy goes topless on the beach while you compare a woman's nipples to his penis is a gross and disgusting double standard. Lets stick to comparing genitals to genitals - ie: if a you can see a woman's cameltoe or her bikini is not covering her genitals or vagina lips, then that is comparable to this guys speedo. And I agree, if women can do it, men should be able to wear speedos and show a bulge comfortably. But please don't go complaining about the double standards of women showing off if you think cleavage is anywhere near comparable to penis or vagina. 

Medically speaking, breasts ARE considered as part of the genitalia.On men AND women, so your argument is invalid.

True breasts are not genitals but it speaks to the views of our patriarchal society where sexualizing, objectifying, and exposing a women's breasts, body, vagina, etc is much more acceptable than with a mans body and/or his penis. Shit, we even have issue with soemthing so natural and commonplace as breast feeding... a woman in many areas is looked upon with disgust or made to feel embarassed by feeding her child!!! GET OVER IT PEOPLE!!! ITS JUST A BULGE!!! ITS REALLY YOUR ISSUE IF YOU CANT STAND SEEING ONE AT THE POOL!

It's exactly the same thing you fucking idiot. If tits aren't genitals why aren't they shown on daytime tv?

Do...you know what genitals are?

The penis is just as much a part of the body as the breasts are.

If someone does not want to look at another person then they should not look.

That is the gist of the situation.

EXACTLY!!

If it weren't the same thing then women would be allowed to go topless without being arrested!!

They're allowed to in many places, and there are campaigns in almost every other place to make it legal. Before the 1930's men were expected to wear swimsuits that covered their chests until their successful campaign to change the law nationally. Women are arrested for showing the same exact body parts men can show in public for the same reason these puritanical nitwits are trying to shame this dude for his bulge - because some people seem to think it's okay to to control people's bodies and sexuality. That is the point I'm making. The very fact that men can walk around topless and women can't IS the double standard that no one on this thread seems to see. 

I dont know where you live, but here in New York, its perfectly legal for a woman to walk around topless as long as it is not for reasons of prostitution.  Sure, someone might call the cops on you, but if you know the laws, you're good.  Nudity is just not tolerated in America for whatever the reason, but the person posting before is correct.  Boobs and penis are NOT the same.  Just because its not allowed on TV does not make them equal.  That would make butt crack the same thing as penis, because thats not allowed on TV either.

It is a gym pool! Any serious swimmer, which I would at most of then are to pay to use the pool would be wearing a speedo to cut down on drag! You don't see Olympian swimmers wearing board short now do you? And no one kicks them out of the pool for it. Even highschool swim team members all wear speedos. It is the proper attire for the pool if you are any kind of serious swimmer. The end. 

A lot of men are very self conciois about their size and when they see a man with a buldge that big they get nervous and jealous. If I was the owner of that place I would welcome that haa haa and probably tell him to just tale them off instead. Obviosly of he wears something that shows it that well he would not be affraid to just let it all hangout and I would welcome that 100%. To many men focus on the manner of size and what they lack persoanlly.

You can't judge or blame a guy if he was born with a bigger cock than others I mean its genetics plain and simple. And I agree women cam walk around places like that with next to nothing on leaving nothing to the imagination which when it comes to women I would rather not imagone what they have. Which is why I would rather go to all all male gym and spa as that I do not have to think about the female anatomy at all.

I would rather see any size male buldge to a womans breasts or cooter any day but then again thats what I'm into anyway haa haa. I just comes down to that guys need to just het a grip and relax! So what he has a bick cock and it looks amazing in that tight white speedo don't get jealous about it or uncomfortable I mean come on as I said its not his fault that he has a big beautiful dick and yet those guys have persecuted him for it!

I say worship it in the best way and I would totally stare at it as mich as I could haa haa!!!!

bulge haters

I'm sorry but hiding a meat mattress under your underpants is as easy as a woman hiding her triple D boob job behind a thin thread of string. It's impossible... If he has that kind of package however, he should start using the the LGBT friendly gym. That's the kind of gift that keeps on giving.

It seems appropriate in this society for women to have their cat lips showing and tits hanging out and no one says a word. But a dude has a bulge then they are calling the police.

HELL.....ITS A NICE BULGE TOO....ID WEAR A "T" BACK UNDER IT....SAME BULGE AND FOLLOWS THE TWO LAYER RULE

If they are not going after Marcy Mammary & Suzy Cameltoe the gym may have a big fat lawsuit on their hands. And if I know gyms, they're not saying a peep to the ladies for fear of a lawsuit.

They now need to tell all women to cover up. Otherwise I would take them to court. No more nipple outlines and camel toes.

Calm down ladies no need to get so angry over one another comments on this situation. This guy is really cute and has an incredible body and his package looks down right good in those white speedo, but maybe he should save something that revealing for someplace else like the beach. Considering people pay for their gym membership that entitles them the right to complain about his revealing speedo plus I can't help but wonder how transparent those swim shorts actually are the article gave no comment about that. As much as I would have enjoyed seeing that at the gym some people don't.

I don't see anything wrong with it!! if you don't like it!!! stop looking at it!! I wish I could wear something like that!! I'll be wearing it be 4 I know it!! I'll do it again soon♡♡if you got it!! show it..
Good Luck Dude!!

Bulges are the best. They should have a white-speedo-only rule at the pool.

The problem here in the US is the Puritan thinking and religious fanatics. They think all men should be wearing board shorts, but they have no problem with women wearing bikinis with their tits flopping out or showing camel toes, and made of dental floss and barely covering the nipples. It's a double standard. I reported a woman at my gym, which has mirrors on every wall, who would do the thigh spreader machine and her one-piece suit would slip into her vagina and everyone could see her lips. Of course I was heckled because it stopped the free show.

The problem here in the US is the Puritan thinking and religious fanatics. They think all men should be wearing board shorts, but they have no problem with women wearing bikinis with their tits flopping out or showing camel toes, and made of dental floss and barely covering the nipples. It's a double standard. I reported a woman at my gym, which has mirrors on every wall, who would do the thigh spreader machine and her one-piece suit would slip into her vagina and everyone could see her lips. Of course I was heckled because it stopped the free show.

Come on!  That is NOT a speedo!  Those are whore shorts made specifically for showing off you junk!  While I am not opposed to that at all, it is not proper attire for a gym pool, unless it is a gay gym or a bathhouse.

Actually, Speedo makes several designs like this, so you are vastly mistaken.

Two words - PENIS ENVY!

It looks trashy at best when dry, so I imagine it looks even worse when wet. Show some class and get over it. I'd have thanked the lifeguard afterward.

I guess it would depend on the gym.. Some gyms can be family oriented right? So I can understand parents not wanting to have their kids see that or older people taking offense, but like everyone seems to have said, no complaints from me :P

So its ok to see womens junk on their chest and men are not allow to have their natural junk just flow naturally, I'm sure they ask him out coz they know they can't have it, lol

Sigh. Breasts are not genitals, and they are incomparable to penises. If you could see a girl's vagina at the gym, then maybe your comment would make sense, but it doesn't. 

Speaking as someone who has worked in the Emergency Medical Field and in Emergency Rooms, female breasts ARE considered part of the female genitalia. You are incorrect. Otherwise why would Medical personnel be required to use the BACK of their hands to move a woman's breasts for EKG lead placement, instead of just lifting it out of the way? Failure to use this procedure can lead (and has lead) to molestation charges by the woman in question. You claim show that you have a lack of true knowledge about what you speak.

Women's "junk" is fine because it's just an enlarged version of the same on men. Yes, women generally need support to hold theirs up, but it's no worse than some chub sitting there with his man boobs hanging out. A speedo is one thing, but the garbage he was wearing in this circumstance is totally different.

I dunno-- it looks like one of those suits that would be completely transparent when wet. While I personally would have enjoyed the view, I can see why others might not.

Hi there from Brazil. This is a jock, right? Please ask to gyn staff never come to my Country. They will be horrify. LOL

https://www.google.com.br/search?q=brazilian+men+speedo&newwindow=1&safe...

white swimsuits are sometimes not opaque when wet.  IF that were the issue, i'd agree with the swimmer being asked to leave.  Otherwise, chill out!

He is very RIGHT you dont like it then stop STARING at my pkg

It's bull shite they can't enforce it .. I'd file just to put them in their place.

He was unfairly targeted because he chose to wear a white speedo..I have no idea what a man's problem is with a good looking man wearing a white speedo in the pool..the employee was staring which should send up a white flag right there..He did nothing wrong and,as such,should get an apology not only from the company(which he got) but from the employee

I would sit there and direct the lifeguard, the complaining guests, the management and even their lawyer to video of the last 40+ years of Olympic Swimming and Diving.  Michael Phelps, a "national hero" has worn a HELL OF A LOT LESS of a Speedo brand swimsuit on national television and been interviewed in them, posed in them for magazine covers, etc.

I think, beyond that, there is a point where a person MUST be cognizant of their surroundings when picking swim attire.  I agree board shorts for laps is inappropriate as it does create unnecessary drag, but this work out was not being timed in milliseconds.  To that end, perhaps a square cut swim suit or brief style bathing suit that does NOT "lift and push" the package (think like Andrew Christian's or Aussie Bum's suits do) would have been a more appropriate choice.

WTF is a "two layer policy"? And just HOW does a bikini fit into that policy? If grossly obese people can wear spandex, then why can't fit people with big bulges wear speedos?

I totally agree

Reverse sexism...they gym wouldn't have had any problems with women working out in those and allowed that...and that's and even sadder fact.

Unless it was revealing when wet, i don't see that as inappropriate in any way. What a bunch of prudes!

That is BS. A speedo or a jammer, both are tight and revealing. When you do laps, you do not want to wear board shorts. They slow you down. 

 

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He should come to live in Europe or Brazil or Australia. The lifeguards a knob!!!!!!!!

Too bad his face doesn't measure up to his ego.

You know what? If you can't help but be a bully then don't fucking comment on anything you piece of shit prick. First off, there is nothing wrong with his face. I don't see you here showing off your face. Asshole!

Too bad you're an arsehole for slaggin off his looks...

Like they don't see bulges at the beach? He was right. Don't like it? Quit fucking looking!

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