Gay man allegedly kicked out of water park for wearing a speedo. (x)
A gay man has alleged that a Louisville police officer threatened to arrest him for wearing a speedo. He also claims the officer called him “queer.”
The incident occurred at the Kentucky Kingdom water park in Louisville, KY. The man claims the officer called him “queer” and threatened to arrest him. “He informed me that several Public Safety Officers from the park had warned [me], which is 100% false,” the man said. He says a Public Safety Officer from the park actually told him the trunks were acceptable. The man ultimately decided to leave the water park.
The incident was corroborated by local Twitter user Jenna Franch, who tweeted, “Today I witnessed a man get kicked out of Kentucky Kingdom for wearing a Speedo . Society needs to calm tf down.”
The water park’s dress code is outlined on their website. “Guests must wear shirts and shoes at all times while at Kentucky Kingdom, except when inside the Hurricane Bay water park,” it reads. “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.”
Local news site Louisville.com has been in contact with Kentucky Kingdom and is expecting a statement.