Georgia officials are urging people to stop taking naked selfies for their driver’s license and state ID photos.
On Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Driver Services issued a hilariously unusual reminder for residents taking photos for the state’s new digital driver’s licenses and IDs.
The Department shared a Facebook post asking people to wear clothes and not be nude in the photos used for their digital identity cards.
“Attention, lovely people of the digital era! Please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your Digital Driver’s License and IDs,” the Georgia Department of Driver Services writes.
“Let’s raise our virtual glasses and toast to the future Cheers to technology and keeping things classy!”
The post, also features a meme of celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson raising his hands, which reads: “Please wear clothes when taking your selfies for your Digital Driver’s Licenses and IDs.”
‘Please Wear Clothes’
Several Facebook users questioned whether the Georgia Department of Driver Services’ post was a prank. However, the department assured social media users that the announcement was “real.”
Officials were forced to make the Facebook post after some Georgians were getting “rather comfy” and were not wearing clothing in their ID photos.
“How much clothing? I feel like you all are asking a lot in a vague way. I have questions,” The Oconee County Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s official Facebook account asked the department.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services responded with: “Shirts are nice! We want shirts for selfies.”
The Facebook post comes after Georgia became one of only eight states that signed on to offer digitized ID cards, including Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, and Utah.
The digital ID, which is currently only available to Apple users, enables verification at select airport Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints.
The ID cards can be uploaded to a digital wallet on smartphones. Georgia digital IDs are not a replacement for a physical copy but can be used instead of a physical card for certain TSA checkpoints within Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and several other select locations.
According to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, there are plans to roll out the digital ID for other phone users as well.
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