Too sexy actress in Cambodia was forbidden to act in films
24-year-old actress Denny Kwan was banned from filming for a year for a year because officials from the country's culture ministry considered her “too sexy.” Such a punishment caused outrage, and the actress herself insisted that she was performing not such erotic roles, and also said that she would try "not to be as sexy as usual."
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Source: Daily Mail
Danny Kwan has played in many films, and 300,000 people from all over the world have signed up on her Facebook page. She says her roles have nothing to do with the erotic roles of other actresses.
The actress said that when she was first contacted by employees of the Ministry of Culture of Cambodia, they “raised her like a daughter,” but at the same time she reserves the right to dress as she pleases.
The ministry's code of conduct was created in order to promote "the preservation of art, culture, traditions and national identity", as well as "to prevent any negative impact on the art and traditions of the people."
The decision of the Ministry of Culture that Kwan would not be able to appear in front of the cameras for the next 12 months irritated women and freedom defenders in the country. Gender and Development Group Cambodia opposed it. “As for me, the ministry shouldn’t do that to her, because there is no law that would forbid people to wear something,” said Ros Sofip, executive director of the organization. She added that the Ministry violates the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
The head of another women's rights organization, Tilda Hook, called the actions of the Ministry “horrifying”: “This could only happen to a woman, and this is gender discrimination, a violation of gender equality.”She added that the ministry helps Kwan not to find another job, and calls on other employers not to hire a woman - and this is another form of discrimination.
Theresa de Langis, a gender researcher, said that "such things make me give up not only Kwan, but all women who want to express themselves."
Ministry officials are sure that they did the right thing. The head of the disciplinary council, Chemron Vanta, stated that Miss Kwan was punished for breaking the written promise made last May not to wear blatant clothes: and vocal performances on television. "
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs Pon Patborei said that Kwan, as a public figure, does not have the right to wear whatever he wants: "She needs to be careful with our culture."