Miss Papua New Guinea has been stripped of her crown over a TikTok video which reveals her twerking. Critics of the transfer say that it reveals a tradition of misogyny and sexism within the island nation.
Lucy Maino, 25, shared a video of herself twerking on her personal TikTok account. In response to The Guardian, the clip was downloaded from her personal account and shared broadly on social media platforms, sparking intense criticism and cyber bullying of Ms Maino. Hundreds of critics branded the dance “inappropriate” and stated it was not becoming for a task mannequin to share such movies.
Following the backlash, Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG (MPIP PNG) committee determined to ‘launch’ Ms Maino, the 2019 winner of Miss Papua New Guinea, from her duties.
“After discussions with Miss Maino final week, MPIP PNG now formally advises that the reign of the 2019 topped Miss Papua New Guinea had come to an finish and Miss Maino has been launched with speedy impact,” MPIP PNG stated in an announcement.
“The MPIP PNG is targeted on creating younger ladies holistically, guaranteeing that they develop when it comes to academia, social consciousness, private improvement, and publicity to a much bigger brighter world with consciousness of points going through PNG and the area,” the assertion continued.
The choice to strip Ms Maino of her crown as closely criticised. The United Nations in Papua New Guinea referred to as it an occasion of giving in to cyber bullying in a Fb put up.
“The committee may have dealt with it higher by first outlining the clause that she breached as a reigning queen … I really feel that they threw her underneath the bus and did not give her an opportunity to come back out and discuss. That’s not the best way to go,” a ladies’s advocate, who didn’t want to be named, instructed The Guardian.
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