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Video: Journalist Bares Her Breasts as She Interviews Mayor on Women's Right to Go Topless

Canadian journalist bares breasts to prove point on “International Go Topless Day.”

Lori Welbourne was interviewing Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray, about whether a woman should be allowed to go topless in public, when she asked Gray to hold her microphone and undid her halter top to bare her breasts, Huffpost reported.

Gray kept composed, only asking, “What are you doing?”

Welbourne, host of “On the Rocks Talk” proceeded to ask the Mayor whether it was appropriate for women to go topless.   Gray responded saying that while it was not illegal for women to go topless in Kelowna, doing so may be distracting:

"I’m not suggesting you should do that but I don’t think you’d be committing any crime or breaking any bylaw," he said.

Welbourne’s topless stunt was undertaken as a way to promote women’s’ right to go topless following International Go Topless Day, which was celebrated on Sunday, in support of equal topless rights for all: 

“As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right. Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests" Rael, founder of GoTopless.org said on the site.

Following the interview, the Mayor told CBC that the segment was a gag and that he was just playing along.

Women in Canada won the right to go topless in 1996 when a court overturned a decision banning the act stating, there was “nothing degrading or dehumanizing” about a woman taking her shirt off in public.

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