'Respect Culture': Woman Arrested for Wearing Bikini That Was Too 'Revealing'
After 'stunned' onlookers caught the sight of the woman's attire, authorities were alerted and the woman was tracked down by the police the next day.
Representative Image. (Reuters)
A 26-year-old woman was arrested and then fined a hefty amount after donning a 'revealing' outfit on the popular tourist island of Boracay in Philippines on October 9.
The Taiwan woman was on a holiday with her boyfriend when she had sparked a controversy by wearing a string bikini on the Puka beach for two consecutive days.
According to the Philippines News Agency (PNA), she was warned by the hotel staff against the "inappropriate" outfit to which she said, "It was a form of art" and her "personal expression."
"They were told not to by the hotel management, but they said it was a form of art," Boracay Inter-Agency Management and Rehabilitation Group (BIAMRG) chief Natividad Bernardino said to PNA.
After "stunned" onlookers caught the sight of the woman's attire, authorities were alerted and the woman was tracked down by the police the next day.
Jess Baylon, the municipality police chief said to reporters, "Several residents and tourists took photos of her on Wednesday and Thursday because of what she was wearing. It was literally a string."
Although her boyfriend defended her attire stating, "It was normal in our country," the authorities said, "Foreign tourists should observe proper decorum as a form of respect for Philippine culture and tradition."
As per MailOnline, following the incident the authorities later urged tourists to observe the "proper decorum" in a bid to respect the "conservative" Philippine culture.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Lata Mangeshkar is 'Much Better' But Still in Hospital
- Naagin 4's Nia Sharma Starved Herself to Look a Particular Way
- Tata Sky Offers Free Amazon Fire TV Stick With HD STBs: Everything You Need to Know
- WhatsApp Beta Tests Letting You Sign in on Multiple Devices; No Dark Mode Updates Yet
- Kerala MLA Asked Locals to Gift Him Books, Now He's Donating Them to School Libraries