Comments: Dreaming of hosting Miss Universe pageant
Paper Edition | Page: 8
Jan. 31, Online
Several international beauty pageants have been held in Asian countries like Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, the question is: When will it be Indonesia’s turn?
I think the problem is not Indonesia but the project of Miss Universe itself. Miss Universe contest is another form of colonization: the meaning of beauty according to American capitalist Donald Trump.
Beauty, a relatively local concept, has been hijacked by industrialist capitalists in the West and is becoming a global and universal concept.
I am against such projects not in the name of religion but from within the colonized people’s identity. I hope it will not be held in Indonesia.
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