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Miss World pageant axes bikinis


CONTESTANTS at this year's Miss World beauty pageant will not wear bikinis in the parade in a bid to avoid causing offence in Muslim-majority Indonesia, organisers have confirmed.


The 137 women taking part in the September contest will swap bikinis for more conservative attire, such as traditional sarongs, for the beach fashion section.


The contest is being held on the resort island of Bali, where foreign tourists flock in their millions and the beaches are packed with women sunbathing in skimpy swimwear.


But Miss World Organisation chairwoman Julia Morley insisted that none of the pageant's contestants would wear a bikini.


"I don't want to upset or get anyone in a situation where we are being disrespectful," she said from London.

"We treasure respect for all the countries that take part in the pageant," she said, adding the outfits had not yet been finalised.


Organisers are treading carefully after a number of music acts to recently visit Indonesia provoked controversy because of performers' outfits.


Last year pop sensation Lady Gaga was forced to cancel her concert in Indonesia after Muslim hardliners threatened to burn down the venue and criticised her for only wearing "a bra and panties".


Singer Beyonce and band The Pussycat Dolls were also asked to cover up before performing in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.


The upcoming Miss World pageant, to be held in Bali and Bogor just outside Jakarta, has already stirred anger with the country's top Muslim clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council, which has called for its cancellation.

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When you said ” the contestants won't be wearing bikinis”, I thought to myself .....”that's great!”

Then the reality kicked in :/ Phone Post

Fuck that.


that's sexist!

No bikinis there, no burkas in the west.

And take sharia law and shove it for good measure Phone Post 3.0

then what's the point of a pageant... Phone Post

This isn't the first time that particular pageant has had problems like this. Why do they keep having it in largely Muslim countries in Asia and Africa?

Mihow - well move the pageant away from a majority crazy country and the problem is fucking solved

The thing is bali is 93% Hindu 

Where as The rest of Indonesia is 87% muslim 

looks like it was moved to bali to avoid any problems of this sort

but someone in govt. has fired up by the looks of it 


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I laughed. Phone Post