Carnival Performers Sacked For Dancing With Sex Doll

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash

Video Credit: CEN/@CotiPortillo

This is the moment a group of carnival performers appears to dance obscenely with a sex doll that had been thrown by a spectator leading to their expulsion from the troupe.

The incident was filmed during the Carnival of Corrientes in the northern Argentine province of the same name while the Copacabana troupe was performing a routine in front of a large crowd.

One spectator reportedly threw the sex doll into the arena and the uniformed performers started to dance suggestively with it.

Picture Credit: CEN/@CotiPortillo

Footage of the incident was shared on Twitter by netizen ‘CotiPortillo’ where it has been viewed over 200,000 times.

‘CotiPortillo’ accompanied the clip with the message “they always sexualise our bodies” and many netizens agreed that the incident appeared to show sexual violence and even gang rape.

After the widely circulated footage caused outrage online, Copacabana bosses reportedly decided to expel the eight group members involved.

Copacabana spokeswoman Susana Pereyra told local media: “We will not allow this to happen in our group and especially if they disrespect women.”

“We sanctioned and expelled them, they will never dance with this group again.”

Netizen ‘Estelad Cardenas’ commented: “They were thrown a doll, they were not told what to do with it. Am I wrong?”

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