Shoppers looking to snap up a pair of lacy panties (not unlike those the thong bandits arrested over the weekend used) in Vacaville, CA better be prepared to have their shopping habits shown on YouTube.
Protesters have been gathering outside of Secrets Lingerie Boutique to film shoppers heading into the store because they say Secrets "is a shop that is profiting from pornography and other materials that we feel are degrading to people and exploitative."
The store sells lingerie and gifts in front and adult movies in the back. A local business owner defends the honor of the underduds store saying, "from what I've seen so far, it's no worse than Victoria's Secret, or worse than Hanes Underwear store across the way in the factory stores."
Are the panty-vigilantes, justified? To find out,
The Vacaville City Council just passed a law that bans adult businesses. One resident said the store is bad for the town's reputation saying, "I believe Vacaville is a wonderful place to live and to raise a family, but shops like this are going to bring in negative attention." But according to a city representative, Secrets is not breaking any laws.
Protesters haven't followed through and uploaded videos of slinky-goods shoppers, but they're fixing to. Protesting a business you don't agree with is one thing — but does using the internet to expose those who support it, crossing the line of privacy rights?