Guinea Bans Beauty Pageants Over ‘Skimpy Outfits’ Outrage
The Guinean government has temporarily placed a ban on beauty pageants after the skimpy outfits in the swimwear section caused outrage on social media.
The ban comes after the 2017 Miss Guinea competitors were paraded in their swim suits (Bikinis) in front of the Prime Minister Mamady Youla and other high profile government officials on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Several Guineans took to social media to slam the government and express their displeasure towards the pageant describing it as total shame to the Guinea culture.
A publication, Flash Guinee, also asked in its headline if the prime minister was encouraging prostitution.
Guinea is an extremely conservative society with a majority Muslim population.
Culture Minister, Siaka Barry, in a statement said the ban will run until after a new code of ethics has been drawn up. He also added that the government has ended its contract with the organisers of the beauty pageant.