God bless the Ashland Daily Tidings, which parlays a Craigslist post into an AP story today:
Jen Moss, also known as The Naked Lady, has announced in a notice on Craigslist that she plans to lead a group of in-line skaters in the Ashland Fourth of July Parade “wearing only a hemp G-string and blowing a conch shell.”
But the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the parade, is not so sure there’s anything positive about nudity in a public event that annually draws thousands to downtown.
“We don’t feel that someone in the parade who is topless or nearly naked is appropriate for a family audience,” said chamber parade chairman James Kidd.
And well done to city councillor Eric Navickas, who knows a good opportunity to give quote when he’s offered one:
He said that if the chamber prohibited Moss from participating in the parade, it would be “an interesting commentary on our society that we’re willing to tolerate dead bodies through our aggressive foreign policy from the war, but not healthy, naked bodies.”
Indeed it would, Eric. Indeed it would.