Miss Uganda Curvy poster lady sues organisers for illegally using her picture

Friday February 8, 2019

 

A lady, Grace Msalame, claiming to be the individual on the posters promoting Miss Uganda Curvy contest is suing the organisers for illegally using her “image and likeness” without her permission.

“I take great exception to the fact that my image and likeness are being used to propagate, disseminate and encourage the objectification of women’s bodies,” Msalame, a Kenyan said in a statement on her social media accounts.

The infamous Miss Uganda Curvy contest that is still on the go ahead as of the time this article was written, came into the limelight after the State Minister or tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda gave a speech in support of the event that many claim was demeaning to women. The Minister stated that naturally endowed women could be used to promote tourism.

Msalame whose statement dissociates her from the Miss Uganda Curvy accused the event of objectifying women.


“I take this opportunity to clearly state that I strongly and categorically reject the message that women’s “curves, arms, waists and bodies” are “Stories to sell” for Tourism,” Msalame stated.

Grace Msalame is a television personality in Kenya currently working with NTV in the country where she will make a return to the industry soon. She was a former Television manager fro bamba TV in Kenya.

However, the negative feedback for Miss Uganda Curvy has not yet deterred the organisers from pursuing their goal. Yesterday, the CEO Miss Uganda Curvy, Anne Mungoma stated that the event will go on as planned.

“How come that when we have the pageants for the slim bodied contestantas, no one claims that it is prostitution?” Mungoma said in defence of her event.