After a TikTok video confirmed Miss Papua New Guinea Lucy Maino twerking, the sweetness queen has been stripped of her crown. Lucy had additionally served as co-captain of Papua New Guinea’s ladies’s soccer workforce.
Critics of the transfer say that such motion is proof of the tradition of misogyny and sexism within the island nation.
As per reviews, Lucy Maino, 25, shared a video of herself twerking on her non-public TikTok account. And in response to The Guardian, after the clip was downloaded from her non-public account and shared extensively on social media, it sparked intense criticism and consequently, Lucy needed to face on-line harassment.
And while such twerking movies are a standard sight on the platform, Lucy’s video was singled out as a result of netizens felt the dance was “inappropriate” for a “role model”.
After the video went viral and Lucy was on the heart of on-line hate and large backlash, Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG (MPIP PNG) committee determined to ‘launch’ Lucy, the 2019 winner of Miss Papua New Guinea, from her duties.
“After discussions with Miss Maino last week, MPIP PNG now formally advises that the reign of 2019 crowned Miss Papua New Guinea had come to an end and Miss Maino has been released with immediate effect,” MPIP PNG mentioned in a press release.
“The MPIP PNG is focused on developing young women holistically, ensuring that they grow in terms of academia, social consciousness, personal development, and exposure to a bigger brighter world with awareness of issues facing PNG and the region,” the assertion continued.
However, such a transfer by the committee has attracted criticism from all quarters. together with the United Nations in Papua New Guinea calling it an occasion of giving in to cyberbullying in a Facebook publish.