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Tom Villarin wants to shut down beauty pageants for good

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The recent sexual harassment allegations during the Miss Earth 2018 pageant strengthens his request.

Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin wants to outrightly shut down the beauty pageant industry, saying it is actually far from claims that it empowers women. The politiko could not contain his disgust after Miss Earth candidates from Canada, England and Guam slammed pageant sponsors and organizers after they felt harassed and unsafe during the series of events held in Manila.

“Beauty pageants so misogynist, retrogade, antiquated! Commodification of women in its barest form. It should outrightly be banned and exposed for what it really is — perversion of beauty and intelligence!,” Villarin said.

This reveals the ugly truth behind the crown, it seems.