Crowds are bearing their bums on a Gold Coast seashore to protest requires a G-string bikini ban.
The #freethepeach stroll kicked off at Kurrawa beachfront from 6am on Friday, with dozens of locals donning their skimpiest swimwear to advocate for the precise to put on what they need on the seashore.
The neighborhood is rallying in opposition to feedback made by 2022 Gold Coast Volunteer of the Yr and Youth Music Enterprise competition founder Ian Grace saying girls and women who put on G-strings to the seashore are “cheapening themselves”.
“I believe the dialog is a lot wider,” Barr Physique Swim proprietor Rebecca Pask mentioned throughout a reside cross to Right this moment.
“Youngsters and our younger women in society, we do want to show them what’s acceptable and what’s not however that begins within the house.
“A bikini blanket ban was by no means going to be the answer. By no means. Not on the Gold Coast.”
It’s understood radio presenter Bianca Dye and influencers Rhiannon O’Loughlin and Brooke Michelle Woods have been all in attendance on the rally.
Mr Grace first made his issues recognized in a letter to town’s mayor Tom Tate, saying he has change into distracted not too long ago by girls sporting triangle bikinis on the seashore.
“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,” he wrote.
“You would see she was wanting virtually defiantly at individuals as they approached, virtually daring them to say one thing. There’s one thing very improper right here.
“Whereas any man would take pleasure in ‘the view’, I imagine girls are very a lot demeaning and cheapening themselves, portraying themselves as intercourse objects, then decrying it when males see them that manner.”
Media character Abbie Chatfield known as out Mr Grace’s feedback as sexist on social media on Wednesday.
“Think about happening the Mission to reveal your self as a misogynist,” she mentioned in a video shared to her Instagram.