Guinea’s government has temporarily banned beauty pageants after the skimpy outfits in the swimwear section caused outrage, reports BBC Afrique.

The competitors paraded in front of the Prime Minister Mamady Youla in bikinis on Saturday, attracting severe criticism on social media.

A twitteruser said the competition was “a shame” to Guinean culture.

One publication, Flash Guinee, asked in its headline if the prime minister was encouraging prostitution.

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The ban is until a new code of ethics has been drawn up, Culture Minister Siaka Barry said.

He said a committee has been set up to come up with that code.

He added that the government has ended its contract with the organisers of the beauty pageant.

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  1. Lolzzz, am sure s minister was an invited guest… So what did he expect… I guess one of his relatives re among d beauty pageants

  2. Nice one from a charismatic leader. Beauty is not all about being naked. Let them get a brain for themselves

  3. Make we hear word abeg!,wetin dem expect to wear before?,oversized pants?…Is that not how most beauty paegent are done all over the world?

  4. if na for naija the reverse for be the case, ah ah they go even give them national honour. I love my country

  5. Ehen naw. The beauty pagents were trying to impress the prime minister. Wetin him sef expect from them. Lol

  6. Lol… That’s why they are called beauty pageants na… You dont xpect them to wear mary amaka clothe and come for the event….Lol

  7. Perhaps if the pants and the bikinis had been sewn with Guinea material,there wouldn’t have been issues

  8. They should have wore something different considering the presence of the prime minister at least to show him some respect