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Pulse Opinion Why are they trying to sexualize the BBN ladies?

The large majority of times that female characters are sexualized, the sexualization demeans and objectifies them.

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TBoss for Media Room Hub play

TBoss for Media Room Hub

(Media Room Hub)

When House of Maliq revealed former BBN housemates Marvis and ThinTallTony were the stars of their magazine, we were expecting a horrid cover (typical House of Maliq style).

But we clearly weren't expecting a photo of Marvis showing off a lot of skin. On the cover of the infamous magazine, Marvis, can be seen in her underwear modestly covered by a jacket.

play Marvis for House of Maliq (House of Maliq)

 

For the shoot, Marvis is tagged 'sexy and strong' as she ditches her clothes and opts for a 'bold lingerie' look, according to publisher.

play Marvis for House of Maliq (House of Maliq)

 

24 hours later, TBoss pops up in several (overly photoshopped photos) wearing a bathing suit. The BBN diva was on the cover of MediaRoom Hub magazine’s May 2017 issue and she was all decked out in a white swimsuit. Vanilla has never looked so lusty.

 

It must have surely occurred to you guys by now that the babes of Big Brother Naija are dropping it like its hot and sexualizing themselves. These ladies aren't afraid to show some skin on magazine covers.

 

Even Gifty joined in on the act as she shared a shy, nude bathroom selfie on her SnapChat recently. Big Brother Naija might be over but these ladies are still stripping for the camera.

Gifty nude selfie in the shower play

Gifty nude selfie in the shower

(SnapChat/Gifty )

 

I know that appreciating the beauty of a woman's body is known as healthy sexuality but is it for the Big Brother Naija ladies? For a show that was dragged in some quarters for being immoral and corrupt because of its sexual nature, some of the female housemates should have toned down on their photos to prove a point that Big Brother isn't only about nudity and sexuality. The cameras are off now and these ladies should be themselves.

TBoss for Media Room Hub play

TBoss for Media Room Hub

(Media Room Hub)

It's not entirely their fault though. Sex sells in the entertainment industry and it might be difficult for these ladies to attain their Big Brother Naija level of fame now that they are outside the house.  For profit and patronage, magazine publishers put up female celebrities on their covers as sex objects instead of portraying them as realistic and ambitious women.

It is time for female celebs, aspiring or established to stop falling for the bait. You don't have to strip to be noticed. There is nothing wrong with sex appeal but when it comes off as too strong, the general plot is lost. After seeing these magazine covers, what else is left to be seen or heard?

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