Cambodian model Denny Kwan banned for being too sexy? Officials in the Southeast Asian nation confirmed late last week that Denny Kwan was handed a 12-month ban because her revealing attire violated an “ethics” code within Cambodia.
“The reason (for the ban) was because she did not follow the code of conduct of artists,” Chamroeun Vanntha, a director with the Culture and Fine Arts Ministry in the country of 16 million, told The Cambodia Daily.
“On top of that, we had already invited her once to be educated and she promised that she would act in accordance with the advice, but she has still been doing the same.”
Kwan, 24, has more than 360,000 Facebook followers.
The busty bombshell’s social media profile is prolific with revealing photos deemed counter to the country’s code of virtue.
“I know it’s my right to (dress how I want), but our culture, Cambodian people, cannot accept it,” Kwan said, according to the Phnom Penh Post.
“I will try not to be sexy as I usually am when I post on Facebook.”
Activists have swarmed to Kwan’s defence, arguing the penalty amounts to gender discrimination.
Ros Sophead, the head of Gender and Development for Cambodia, claims Kwan isn’t breaking any laws.
Despite this, Kwan says she plans to scale down her sexiness.