NC Christmas Parade float has pole dancers

Image from Facebook by Bri Owens.
Image from Facebook by Bri Owens.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — Some spectators in a North Carolina town say a Christmas parade float belongs on the naughty list after it featured pole dancing.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports Studio 360 Pole and Group Fitness Center decorated its float with poles for dancing during last weekend’s Christmas Holiday Parade.

There wasn’t any nudity. Still, local youth pastor Dusty Maxwell said he had to turn the heads of his two young children to keep them from seeing the float.

Studio manager Brianna Owens said no one was doing anything inappropriate on the float. The dancers were clothed. The studio teaches dance and gym activities.

One mom spoke out on Facebook against the float.

“Who else was appalled at the pole dancing float (Studio 360) at the parade this year? We made our kids turn around and not look and to think it is suppose to be a family event. I am extremely disappointed and WILL be contacting someone Monday,” Stacy Cureton Foster wrote on Facebook.

Laurette Leagon, president of the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, said she’s collecting comments from the public, and that the parade committee will meet soon to discuss the float.

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