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Fort Worth's Redneck Heaven outfits may prompt ordinance change

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Scantily clad servers at Redneck Heaven may lead to an ordinance change in Fort Worth.

It would be the second North Texas city to make changes in response to the outfits, or lack thereof, the staff wears at the restaurants.

The Lewisville City Council changed an ordinance to say body paint and similar materials do not suitably cover body parts at local businesses.

The city ordinance in Lewisville previously said certain body parts needed to have opaque covering. The waitresses at Redneck Heaven wore body paint.

Like in Lewisville, the definition of nudity is what city officials in Fort Worth believe needs to change.

Some Fort Worth residents also took issue with body painted servers helping customers on a patio in plain view of more family-oriented restaurants.

"I think the only thing is people don't always know what they are walking into," Danny Scarth, Fort Worth city councilman, said. "There's no real sign that says this is what you may come into."

The Fort Worth council discussed legal issues relating to sexually oriented businesses in an executive session on Tuesday, according to the city's website.

There's been no formal response from corporate, but Fort Worth's Redneck Heaven was happy to let FOX 4 talk to customers in the parking lot. Most thought the body paint was not an issue.

"If you don't like it, don't come here," Ricky Isabel said. "Don't need to ruin it for everybody else."

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