Monday was quite an interesting and strange day for people who happened to be near the Chain Bridge when a young man decided to walk around completely naked, Blikk.hu reports. The man was wearing literally nothing except shoes, a baseball cap and a backpack.
I have no idea how I would have reacted, to be honest. The Chain Bridge is one of the most popular sights of Budapest. Thus, it is also one of the most crowded parts of the capital. One thing is for sure: people were not happy about it.
Here is a screenshot of one of the photos that Blikk.hu posted of the man in question:Photo: www.blikk.hu
Witnesses said that he did nothing out of the ordinary (besides being naked, of course), he peacefully walked around Clark Ádám square and on the Chain Bridge, listening to some music. However, some pedestrians did find the incident neither funny nor tolerable.
The police were soon called to deal with the situation. Blikk.hu reports that the police called an ambulance.
The law does not exactly allow people to walk around butt naked for no apparent reason. There is a legal term for that, called indecent exposure.
Indecent exposure is the deliberate exposure in public or in view of the general public by a person of a portion or portions of his or her body, in circumstances where the exposure is contrary to local moral or other standards of appropriate behaviour.
The loose European morals and openness towards the human sexuality is a prejudice that is regularly featured in American films and TV shows.
It was a topless woman on a tractor. You know what they call that in Europe? A cereal commercial.
— Phil Dunphy (@_phildunphy__) December 2, 2015
However, this real situation proves that Europeans might not be as free-spirited as it is believed. Some people tried to ask him questions, like what the hell he thinks he is doing, but he did not really pay attention to the outside world. He was constantly on his phone, listening to music, Blikk.hu reports.
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