The Mayor of Jacksonville, Lenny Curry, has released a statement regarding an incident that took place at a public pool involving a biological female lifeguard trainee who identified as male and was topless in front of children. Mayor Curry stressed the importance of public pools and parks being safe places for families to enjoy themselves without being subjected to political debates or inappropriate behavior such as nudity. In his statement, reported on by Florida Voice:
“Our parks and public pools are meant to be a place where families can feel safe to enjoy themselves. We shouldn’t force parents of young children to be caught in the crossfire of battles over wokeism,”
“After consideration of the incident, I believe it is wrong for our public pools to be a place where Jacksonville families are forced to explain to their children why a person hired to protect public safety is exposing her breasts,”
“I see no reason for our lifeguards to be forced to make changes to existing rules mandating that biological females cover their chests.”
The incident in question occurred at Cecil Aquatics Center in Jacksonville, Florida, and was brought to the attention of the city’s Mayor, Lenny Curry, by a concerned citizen who witnessed the event. Witnesses reported that around 40 to 50 individuals, including parents and children as young as 15 years old, were present during the incident. The children were said to be within close proximity to the lifeguard trainee who identified as male and was topless.
According to reports, the female lifeguard trainee did not attempt to cover her breasts and had not undergone any surgery to remove or alter her female breasts. Mayor Curry expressed his belief that it was inappropriate for a person hired to protect public safety to expose their breasts in front of families, and saw no reason why existing rules mandating that biological females cover their chests should be changed for lifeguards.
According to Florida Voice, witnesses confirmed that the nudity was clearly visible to those in the immediate vicinity. Mayor Curry’s statement emphasized the importance of ensuring that public spaces remain safe and appropriate for all members of the community, particularly families with young children. It is crucial to ensure that rules and regulations are in place and adhered to so that everyone can feel comfortable and protected in public spaces.