by Lee DeVito
Is there any garment more reviled than the speedo? Maybe it's because the only guys who seem to wear them are typically saggy old guys at the beach, but it's the fashion choice that people seem to love to hate.
That's not the case with Brad Cieslowski, a 29-year-old body builder who was kicked out of the Novi Lifetime Fitness on Saturday for wearing an what was deemed an 'inappropriate' swimsuit. He says a lifeguard asked him to change into something else, and Cieslowski is playing the sexist card:
Cieslowski says he has worn the speedo at the gym before and no one ever said anything about it, but apparently several gym-goers complained to staff members Saturday night.
"He says, 'We can all see it.' And I said, 'Well then stop staring. No one's making you look at it,'" says Cieslowski. He says when he stood his ground and defended himself the employee threatened to call the police, so Cieslowski left.
"I can say the same thing about all the women around this pool in their bikinis and their one-pieces, showing off every nook and cranny of their body leaving nothing to the imagination but their skin color. ... I'm not allowed to be myself and wear what I want to wear and it's ridiculous, and it's incredibly sexist," he believes.
We suspect it was mostly the hetero male gym-goers who were not cool with Cieslowski's package. But if this guy can't get away with wearing a speedo, then who can?