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In about-face, Vietnam to lift ban on beauties taking nude photos

Saturday, July 02, 2016, 09:11 GMT+7

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has back-pedaled on a controversial rule that bans beauty pageant queens and modeling contest winners from taking nude photos, following harsh public criticism.

The ministry has issued a new circular to replace the one that contains the ban, which has been strongly disapproved by local press, lawyers and photographers.

The controversial rule prohibits contestants who have won titles in beauty and modeling contests from taking pictures or filming individual images without costumes, or with offensive costumes, and accidentally or deliberately releasing them to the public.

All of these rules have been omitted in the revised document.

The new circular is now available for public feedback on the ministry’s website from now to August 28, before officially entering into force.

This means the current regulation, issued on March 24, remains in effect until then.

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