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Bikini Ban: Miss World Contestants to Wear Sarongs

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Though they’ve been a staple of beauty pageants for decades, bikinis are not welcome this year at the Miss World competition.

According to an Associated Press report, the organizers of the Miss World beauty pageant have banned bikinis from being worn on-stage at the competition. Instead, contestants will be wearing bikini tops along with long sarongs similar to those worn in Bali.

The change was reportedly made to “respect” the “traditional customs and values” of Indonesia, where this year’s pageant is being held. The decision is a compromise for those Indonesians who object to women showing certain portions of their skin. Though a majority of Indonesians belong to a moderate sect of Islam, some more fundamentalist locals have planned to protest the pageant. The Indonesian Council of Ulema has called for the pageant to be cancelled entirely.

A representative for the Miss World Organization told the AP that the decision was made after a year of discussions over the “sensitive” issue. It was also stated that the pageant wished to “work in a manner respectful to every country.” One-piece sarong beachwear is reportedly being designed by Indonesia specifically for the competition.

Bikini Ban: Miss World Contestants to Wear Sarongs
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  • smitty

    Y would anyone want to have the pageant in a backwards islamic nation

  • Robert

    I certainly will not be watching this watered down version of Miss World. I am surprised to learn that those who choose a Muslim country to do the pageant were not educated and cultured enough to see this happen. This political correctness HAS TO STOP! This pageant needs to be produced in other country that has more in common with Western Values and culture and where socially, women are more equal to men. If Muslim countries still want to live in the Stone Age then that is their choice, they should not impose their sense of values and beliefs on the rest of the world. Those of the pageant who made this decision are week as our President and our elected officials throughout this country. HOW SAD ! These people can not control their stoneage urges!

  • Kevin Voss

    Who was the rocket scientist that decided to hold an international beauty pageant in a Muslim country?

  • Pure X2C

    LOL Don’t have the contest there! You have to give respect to get it. If you like Gals in bikinis or NOThing at all go to PX2C dotNET

  • Tony

    SCREW THE MUSLIMS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS OFFENDED. IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT THEN THEY SHOULDNT BE IN IT PLAIN AND SIMPLE. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE ANYTHING OR DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT MAY OFFEND SOMEONE. WELL TO ALL OF YOU WHO IS OFFENDED THIS EASILY. I AM SORRY THAT YOUR MOMMA’S AND DADDYS RAISE SUCH THIN SKINNED P*****Y. FOR THE MEDIA AND THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE BALLS TO STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK GROW A PAIR.

  • Name

    Muslims, Fundamentalist Christians, and Feminists should all just get together and ban everything. Then leave the rest of us alone. Political correctness really has gone crazy. Just look at the articles on this website. It is all about being politically correct.

    It really is all hypocrisy.

    I wonder what the world would be like if everyone didn’t tell everyone else how to think.

  • http://newbizshop.com derek

    Boooo. They shouldn’t have to change there tradition’s to do the contest in a country. If you don’t like what’s going on, then go back to your stone hut’s.

  • http://cpbay.com/ jameyhsu

    wow!This political correctness HAS TO STOP! This pageant needs to be produced in other country that has more in common with Western Values and culture and where socially, women are more equal to men. CPbay.com

  • Jack Todd

    fuck those ignorant backass neandrethals.

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