Man Called "Queer" & Kicked Out Of Kentucky Water Park For Wearing Speedo
Who knew a red Speedo was a ticket to anti-gay harassment and being kicked out of a water park—one of the many wet places where Speedos were designed to be worn?
Jesse Colter wore his red swimtrunks to the Kentucky Kingdom earlier this week, and was told his swim attire was suitable by one of the park's public safety officers. Unfortunatley, the park's officers weren't on the same page as Louisville Metro Police. An LMPD officer allegedly approached Jesse, called him "queer" and threatened him with arrest—for wearing Speedo swimwear.
“He informed me that several Public Safety Officers from the park had warned [me], which is 100% false," Jesse added. He decided to take himself and his apparently controversial Speedo out of the park to avoid being arrested.
Kentucky Kingdom's water park guidelines do insist on attendees wearing swimwear, but basically says that anything it deems immoral is subject to action:
Guests must wear shirts and shoes at all times while at Kentucky Kingdom, except when inside the Hurricane Bay water park. Proper swimming attire is required at Hurricane Bay. For their own safety, guests may not swim in cut-offs or other clothing with rivets, zippers, or buckles. Kentucky Kingdom is a family-friendly theme park and reserves the right to determine whether a guest’s attire is appropriate.
Though the Kentucky water park hasn't yet commented on kicking Jessie out for wearing a Speedo, a random tweet corroborates the situation:
Today I witnessed a man get kicked out of Kentucky Kingdom for wearing a Speedo . Society needs to calm tf down.
— Jenna Franch (@JennaFrench1) July 7, 2014