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Hairy chest contest contestant sues Carnival over… hot feet?

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On August - 30 - 2012

Call it a case of not so happy feet for a passenger on a Carnival Cruise Lines cruise. According to a story in the Miami New Times, Kurt Gies is suing the cruise line claiming that his feet

Hairy Chest Contest on Carnival Breeze June 2012

Hairy Chest Contest on Carnival Breeze June 2012

were “burned” from the ship’s deck while participating in the line’s infamous passenger participation spectacle — the ‘Hair Chest Contest’. Gies injuries were received during a September 2011 sailing onboard the Carnival Legend where he states he visited the ship’s medical center for treatment. However, a Carnival spokesperson states there is no record of Gies seeking treatment from the Legend’s medical center. Additionally, Carnival says a video review of the contest does not show Mr. Gies in distress of any kind. Gies is seeking damages for “serious and permanent scarring, disfigurement, and embarrassment,” in his lawsuit.

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