Shameless lie! Prankster erects fake NUDIST sign on popular non-nude Chicago beach – as authorities warn clothing still required on sand
- A prankster posted a fake nudist beach sign on Loyola Beach in Chicago
- A photo of the sign that says “Nudist beach in front of this sign” was posted on X.
A cheeky prankster has erected a fake nudist sign on a popular non-nude beach in Chicago.
The sign was laid in the sand at Loyola Beach in the Rogers Park neighborhood over Labor Day weekend.
“Nudist beach in front of this sign,” read a fake sign in a photo posted online.
A person with a rather cheeky sense of humor planted a fake sign advertising a beach as a “nudist beach” on a popular Chicago coastline over Labor Day weekend.
The photo was posted to X – formerly known as Twitter – by City Alderman Maria Hadden (pictured), along with a caption warning guests that clothing is still required
“We have been informed that someone has put up this cheeky sign on Loyola Beach. Please note this is not an official @ChicagoParks sign,” Alderman Maria Hadden wrote.
The photo was posted to X – formerly known as Twitter – by City Alderman Maria Hadden, along with a caption warning guests that clothing is still needed.
“We have been informed that someone has put up this cheeky sign on Loyola Beach. Please note this is not an official @ChicagoParks sign,” Hadden wrote.
“We have reported the incident to Parks so they can remove it. As a reminder, at least some clothing is required on all our beaches,” continued the local representative.
The photo posted by Hadden showed the sign lodged in the sand in front of shoreline beach guests, visible in the background.
Hadden’s tweet has been viewed more than 143,000 times, according to data from X, and the response has been overwhelming, with thousands of people liking and retweeting the photo.
Dozens of voters also took to the post with ridiculous responses and continuations of the joke.
This is Loyola Beach where the “nudist beach in front of this sign” was posted.
“I love an aldermen with a ‘cheeky’ sense of humor.” “Clothes – just socks, ok? ” “It’s hilarious.”
‘Compromise? Nudist beach hours observed between November 1 and March 31.
The sign appeared to bear the actual city emblem, which caused a stir with the official Chicago Parks District X account.
“This is not an official @chicagoparks sign. @chicagoparks is working to remove any unauthorized signage,” the account wrote in a tweet.
“Please note: Unauthorized use of the @chicagoparks seal is strictly prohibited.”
The response was not well received by Chicagoans who were upset by the prank. “Booooooo,” one person wrote. “But make it real,” replied another.
Dozens of voters also took to the post with ridiculous replies and continuations on the joke.
‘Compromise? Nudist beach hours observed between November 1 and March 31
“Clothes – just socks, okay? wrote one person
Despite the sign clearly being a joke, Hadden said the local terrain actually has a deep connection to the potential for a nudist beach.
According to Hadden, in 1932 a representative from the 49th Ward introduced a resolution to make the land a nudist sunbathing area two years before it became Loyola Beach.
The proposal was put forward by George A. Williston and was intended to appease residents who were “sniffing out nudist cults in Germany and elsewhere in Europe,” according to a Chicago Tribune article.
The article at the time stated that Williston allegedly had facilities that obstructed residents’ view of nude bathers.
The beach would also have included separate sunbathing areas for men and women.