Country bans beauty pageants after models parade themselves in skimpy outfits in front of dignitary
Guinea’s most beautiful ladies were battling to be crowned miss Guinea 2017 and as in every beauty pageant competition the Bikini category was in the menu before hell broke loose.
Guinea’s most beautiful ladies were battling to be crowned miss Guinea 2017 and as in every beauty pageant competition the Bikini category was in the menu.
Hell however broke loose when the models who were clad in bikinis paraded themselves in front of the Prime Minister, Mamady Youla attracting severe criticism on social media.
Within minutes twitter was on fire with Guineans boiling with anger the over the ‘outrageous’ outfit terming it "a shame" to Guinean culture.
One publication, Flash Guinee, even asked in its headline if the prime minister was encouraging prostitution.
As a result of the backlash the government imposed the ban until a new code of ethics has been drawn up, Culture Minister Siaka Barry said.
Barry added a committee has been set up to come up with that code.
The government of Guinea further revoked the contract with the organisers of the beauty pageant.
Some people however wondered what was the essence of a beauty pageant, if not to showcase beauty in all areas.
What was that minister doing there in the first place if that's what he did not want to see or was he expecting a beauty in hijab contest? Chawanangwa Mkandawire posted on facebook.
Others added that Guinea was simply borrowing a leaf from Swaziland where women parade themselves in the nude in front of King Mswati 111 during the annual reed dance where he picks his new bride.
Some supported the ban claiming western culture was destroying African traditional and cultural values.
It is easy to see the reason why, Guinea like most African countries is highly conservative, approximately 85 percent of its population are Muslims, 8 percent are Christian, while about 7 percent follow the indigenous religious beliefs.
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