A Perth water park has taken a stand in opposition to skimpy swimwear, asking patrons to not be “too cheeky” when visiting this summer season.
The brand new gown code at Journey World, a preferred theme park about 9 kilometres east of Fremantle, was posted on Fb on Thursday night time and instantly sparked fierce debate amongst followers.
“Journey World is a household pleasant park, please select acceptable swimwear when visiting,” the park wrote, alongside an infographic displaying thong and string bikini bottoms have been now prohibited.
Some welcomed the principles, saying it was inappropriate for youngsters to be lining up for rides behind folks with almost-bare bottoms.
“I am all for displaying off an ideal physique! However I used to be slightly delay taking my youngsters again when there have been feminine butts all over the place!” one mom, Pauline Arnold, wrote.
“Could not be extra pleased with an organization for taking such a stand. Throughout a go to to the park just lately, with three younger teenagers, I could not imagine the quantity of ‘cheek’ I needed to unwillingly view! Did not know the place to look more often than not! It was disgusting,” Sharon Zuidema added.
However others known as the gown code ridiculous, labelling it “sexist” and a type of “body-shaming”.
“That is so disgraceful! The primary bikini within the diagram is the usual reduce,” Laura Powers wrote.
“This goes for males’s Speedo’s as properly proper? Cos do not wanna see that,” Melissa-Rose Blake stated.
The water park stood by its new gown code.
Journey World stated in a press release that its gown requirements have been in step with different water parks round Australia, and as a family-friendly venue, it felt the principles have been acceptable.
“Let’s not confuse the difficulty. This replace is about gown requirements and gown requirements solely. It’s not gender particular,” it stated.
“Journey World is a household pleasant theme park. We preserve knowledgeable of business tendencies and while this was not a call taken frivolously, it’s in step with different parks nationwide.
“We aren’t the primary park in Australia to replace their gown requirements on this topic, nor are we the one venue in WA that has addressed the matter with an analogous coverage.”
The park’s official circumstances of entry state that guests are welcome to put on no matter swimwear they really feel snug in, “offering it’s appropriate for a household surroundings”.
White Water World opened on the Gold Coast in 2006. Image: Provided
Moist’n’Wild and Dreamworld, two different water parks on the Gold Coast in Queensland, additionally prohibit provocative bathers.
“To make sure a secure and pleasurable household surroundings, provocative, G-string swimwear or underwear as swimming apparel shouldn’t be allowed,” Dreamworld’s circumstances of entry state.
“In case your clothes or swimwear doesn’t adjust to these laws, acceptable apparel is obtainable for buy at Past the Seaside Present Store.”
The park prohibits guests from carrying “provocative” swimwear. Image: Provided