Following France's controversial burkini ban, which has seen armed police officers force at least one Muslim woman to remove her clothes at the beach, critics are proposing another type of swimwear to be banned instead: speedos.
Twitter users are pointing out the profundity of France's controversial new ban by calling for the criminalization of "fat men in speedos."
Critics say men in speedos are a more offensive sight than a woman wearing the Islamic swimsuit, which covers everything on the body except for the face, hands and feet.
— Paul Webb (@Paulowebtini) August 25, 2016
If France are banning Burkini's then they really should ban speedo's too because they are 100x more offensive to everyone having to view it.
— Emilyy (@Cliffordshalo) August 24, 2016
"Instead of banning the #burkini ban fat pasty guys in #Speedo ?" wrote one user.
"If France are banning Burkini's then they really should ban speedos too because they are 100x more offensive to everyone having to view it," tweeted another.
— Brooke Kaulius (@BrookeKaulius) August 25, 2016
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls supports the burkini bans, calling the swimwear "not compatible with the values of France and the Republic."
A woman wearing a burkini takes a dip in south of France, Aug. 15, 2016. (Photo: Abaca Press)
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he does not and would not support such a ban in Canada.
"In Canada, can we speak of acceptance, openness, friendship, understanding?" he told reporters on Monday. "It is about where we are going and what we are going through every day in our diverse and rich communities," he continued.