You might think that someone who normally wears nothing but a smile wouldn’t object to the Transportation Security Administration’s tender ministrations at the airport.
They’re accustomed to baring it all, but even nudists think the stepped-up security measures being employed at many U.S. airports are overly invasive, the owner of Palm Springs’ largest nudist resort said Wednesday.
“It’s an invasion of privacy,” Michael Patrick Williams, general manager of the Desert Sun Resort, told City News Service. “Naturists aren’t really different from anyone else.”
It’s not like they get scanned during their leisure time, after all:
[Williams] noted that the Desert Sun Resort has strict conduct rules, including the ban of cell phones or other devices that might allow people to take photos or videos.
“We protect our guests’ privacy,” Williams said. “Naturists have as much right to privacy as anyone else.”
For some inscrutable reason, the American Association for Nude Recreation has taken the opposite tack:
The group suggests travelers think of the body scanning as a virtual skinny dip.
“Polls regularly show that about one in five North Americans have skinny-dipped in mixed company already,” [AANR Executive Director Erich] Schuttauf said.
Yeah, but I’ll bet they didn’t skinny-dip (1) at the airport (2) in front of some character with a badge.
(Via The Political Naturist.)