Texas man strips down to his underwear at school board meeting to make a point about mask mandate

James Akers appeared before the Dripping Springs Independent School District in Texas and took all his clothes off except for his underwear. His point was, if people don't have to wear masks, then why should he wear clothes?

"I do not like government or any other entity — just ask my wife — telling me what to do," said Akers, the parent of a high schooler. "At work, they make me wear this jacket. I hate it. They make me wear this shirt and tie. I hate it."

From Insider:

Akers continued to remove his clothes while saying that people abide by rules like stopping at red lights and not parking in handicapped parking spots for the good of the community.

"It's simple protocol, people," Akers said while undoing his trousers and dropping them to whistles and applause. "We follow certain rules for a very good reason."

Akers put his clothes back on when asked to do so.

"Mr. Akers, I understand — I believe you're a swimmer. But if you wouldn't mind putting your pants back on for a comment, that would be appreciated," Barbara Stroud, the school board's president, said.