Guinea’s government has reportedly banned beauty pageants temporarily after the skimpy outfits in the swimwear section caused outrage. BBC Afrique reports
The Prime Minister Mamady Youla, at the pageant on Saturday, witnessed the competitors parading in front of him wearing bikinis which caused severe criticism on social media.
One publication, Flash Guinee, asked in its headline if the prime minister was encouraging prostitution,while a twitter user angrily wrote that competition was a shame to Guinean culture.
Culture Minister Siaka Barry,concerning the pageant has said that the government has ended its contract with the organisers of the beauty pageant.
He also made it known that the ban is until a new code of ethics has been drawn up, saying a committee has already been set up to come up with the code.