Gotta Watch: Naked in public
A man stripped naked at Portland International Airport.
April 18th, 2012
11:14 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Naked in public

A man in Portland, Oregon stripped naked in an airport last night to protest the screening process. Whether you think he's a hero or just plain crazy, he definitely tops our list of awkward TSA patdowns. He’s certainly not the first person to have an awkward encounter in a state of undress. You’ve Gotta Watch these uncomfortable moments in public nudity history.

Naked TSA patdown

When a 50-year-old man felt that TSA screeners were “harassing” him at the Portland International Airport, he decided to strip down in protest. The police report said that some people “stepped out of the screening lanes to look, laugh and take photos.” Check out what they saw — if you dare.

Naked car chase

This woman reached 128 miles per hour in her car before getting pulled over by police. When she stepped out of the car, police were stunned to find that she was mostly naked. See how she acts in the back of the police car.

Naked on Wall Street

These performance artists tried “exposing” Wall Street with a naked protest. Their goal was to promote transparency, of course. Watch the stunt that shocked even the most hardened New Yorkers.

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  1. Oregon

    I say the entire country completely disrobe before they reach the scanning stations. It would save us a lot of time and TSA payroll budgets. Keep Portland Weird!

    April 18, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Its Keep Austin Weird! Not Portland!

      April 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stan Smith

    Good morning USA.

    April 18, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. B

    TSA does everything intrusive just short of demanding that people get naked anyway so what was the fuss?

    April 18, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. social network

    I'd like to see supermodels engage in this protest.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wolfie

      Yeah, baybeeeeee.......

      April 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd in DC

      Yeah, good luck with that. The ones most willing to do this are usually not the ones you want to see naked.

      April 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. AtheistHuman

    Now... we need some hot women protesting the TSA. ; )

    April 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pmn

    I do not blame this guy. Its is extremely irritating to be pulled to the side to be patted down and wanded. Sometimes I am like are you I look like a criminal. That's the problem I don't and they are taught them the least likely is most likely. Whatever TSA! tired of the bs. I know we are keeping people safe but they are also strip people of dignity at the same time.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Right now I am so grateful my phone doesn't do video well.....

    April 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I haven't been on a plane in a real long time. Last time I was on one, I didn't have one tenth the hassle flyers today have.
    I guess if thier that serious about causing people embarrasment, the next time I fly, this 58 year old will show up as a sado masochist, with a red leather mask and panties, and wear a spike choker and have a whip. We'll see who's embarrased.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BroadCasting

    Great that this fellow "made a statement" about TSA but couldn't he have gone to the gym and buffed up first? Just sayin..... 🙂

    April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. portland tony

    Well we all want air travel of yesteryear. When all the stewardess's were 21, female, unmarried and pretty. When food and beverages were free and there was enough leg room for a 6 footer. WELL those days are gone...There are bad people who want to embarrass and kill Americans. And instead of behaving like an idiot, you want better boarding privileges, join the TSA's registered flyer program. In a way a TSA agent is like a plane's pilot. They get a chance to make one mistake ...just pray you're not on that plane.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • cja

      People only SAY they want all those things from years ago. In reality all they really want is a low price. Blame the consumer. By the way there are first class seats you can buy if you decide the perks are worth the price.

      April 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • another1

      The TSA makes so many mistakes every day, it has been proven that they do not catch guns/knives/bombs, they get tested regularly and fail regularly at doing their jobs, and recently it was announced that their fancy new stand-up human scanners are also unable to detect any weapon strapped to a person's side. It really is "security theater", and I don't blame this man one bit for taking his clothes off in protest.

      April 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Yo Frankayyy

    Preetty sure its gonna be you.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pete

    Smear yourself with durian fruit, though they'll make up a law on the spot against being super stinky and still arrest you.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Omg, that is the smelliest stuff *ever*!

      April 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. QS


    You have no idea how much this cracks me up, considering I did an iReport back in January, 2010 called "Welcome Aboard!" that is pseudo-related to this story....although mine, of course, was meant to be satirical! LOL!

    April 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Superman

    Id rather be naked anyway so wahts the fuss,,

    April 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bugsy Malone

    Absolutely a HERO!!! We need people doing this at every airport every hour. TSA and Homeland Security have nothing to do with safety, all to do with keeping sheeple scared, confused and inline with the, supposed, government (can you say "de facto", helloooo!!).

    April 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • heywood

      hero? Why? dosent everybody have rights? the airline has rights as do the rest of the passengers. You have the right NOT to fly if them protecting the traveling public annoys you.

      April 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
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