A Canadian man has made a formal complaint about “excessive nudity” in his local pool’s men’s locker room.
Norm Waddell, who receives physiotherapy at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, told his local newspaper he had become increasingly unhappy with the “excessive” number of elderly nude men walking around the changing rooms.
“I don’t think it’s right that these men make it so uncomfortable for others with their nudity,” Waddell told the Columbia Valley Pioneer.
“I have a son who is not comfortable with it either.
“There are separate cubicles and shower stalls in the change rooms so these men should be made to use them.”
The man said he spoke to officials at the Aquatic Centre about his concerns, but was told that management were not aware of what legally constituted “excessive” nudity in change rooms.
North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure also weighed in, telling the newspaper the man’s complaint wasn’t the first complaint of its kind his office had received.
But he said that nudity was just part of the public changing room experience.
“People changing from clothes to bathing suits is part of using the pool,” he said.
“For people who are sensitive, we have separate cubicles and showers that they can use by themselves.”