Abbie Chatfield slams Gold Coast man’s requires G-string bikini ban

Abbie Chatfield has condemned calls to ban G-string bikinis on the seashore after a Gold Coast man claimed the skimpy swimwear made him “uncomfortable”.

The outspoken character unleashed on group employee Ian Grace after his quest to have the favored bikini prohibited made headlines across the nation.

Mr Grace, the 2022 Gold Coast Volunteer of the 12 months, claims G-string cozzies trigger him to “inadvertently” have a look at the ladies sporting them, including that whereas it was “a pleasing view”, it despatched the “fallacious message”.

Ladies had been fast to label the proposed bikini ban “sexist”, a sentiment Chatfield shared in a video addressed to Mr Grace following his look on The Undertaking on Monday.

“Think about happening the Undertaking to reveal your self as a misogynist,” the 28-year-old mentioned.

“This absolute loser twerp who clearly has some form of energy advanced … it’s a bit bizarre the quantity of occasions he mentions being ‘pressured’ to take a look at ladies’s arses and bosoms.”

Throughout his TV look, Mr Grace – who runs a music program for teenagers aged 11 to17 – mentioned ladies “baring their bums” isn’t nice for youthful generations.

“We wish to construct their confidence, we would like them to be pleased with themselves and respect others and do issues that folks respect,” he instructed the hosts.

“Bearing their bulls wouldn’t be in keeping with that.”

Chatfield addressed this in her take-down, stating that forcing ladies to “cowl up” doesn’t train the youngsters something, and as an alternative blames ladies for the actual fact their our bodies are “sexualised”.

“It teaches them that you just mature, you aren’t allowed to take a look at ladies’s our bodies, as a result of they’re sexual objects,” she mentioned.

“It is also saying you truly aren’t liable for your individual feelings, it’s the ladies who you’re looking at, it’s their duty.

“So that you’re educating them sufferer blaming as youngsters … he’s educating younger ladies their our bodies ought to be policed by males, and are innately sexual and tempting to males.”

Chatfield, who referred to as for Mr Grace to “please get a passion that doesn’t contain policing ladies”, was met with enormous applause from followers who flooded the feedback part.

“How am I imagined to go swim with no bikini, do I’ve to vary on the seashore???” one requested.


As one scoffed: “Omg and males are all the time saying ladies are dramatic.”

There had been an analogous response after Mr Grace’s petition to Tom Tate, the Mayor of the Gold Coast, was printed within the Gold Coast Bulletin on Saturday – prompting ladies to label the ban proposal “sexist and outdated”.

“Wow 2024, and nonetheless being shamed for our our bodies,” one girl acknowledged.

“Can we ask males to put on shirts too then?” another person mused, mentioning the plain double customary.

As one other wrote: “That is so blatantly sexist and outdated. This wasn’t the flex Ian thought it was.”

In his request, Mr Grace had defined an incident with a lady, who was apparently “as near bare as anybody could possibly be”, had spurred him to launch the G-string bikini ban.

“At a neighborhood occasion the place our musicians had been enjoying, one younger girl particularly was strolling on the footpath on the principle street and had the tiniest triangle in entrance and was as near bare as anybody could possibly be,” Mr Grace wrote.

“You may see she was trying virtually defiantly at individuals as they approached, virtually daring them to say one thing. There’s one thing very fallacious right here.

“Naked bums could be seen to be each bit as erotic if no more so, than ladies’s naked breasts – so would it not not make sense they’re banned identically? If not banned on the seashore, very positively banned the second they’re off the seashore.

“This definitely shouldn’t be allowed in public swimming pools or theme/water parks that are very way more household oriented. Younger youngsters don’t have to see ladies’s bums.”

Whereas there was a whole lot of backlash to his request, there have been a number of who’ve supported the ban, with these supporters labelling the skimpy swimwear pattern “consideration searching for”.