Lebanon's female Police officers dress sparks online outrage
BEIRUT - Twitter users have become embroiled in an intense debate involving a Lebanese mayor who wanted to promote his city by having local female police volunteers dress in revealing outfits.
The mayor of the Lebanese municipality of Broummana decided to gain publicity and attract more tourists via a new addition to the local police force: a crew of female volunteers dressed in shorts.
His decision, however, was met with mixed responses on social media as people pondered about the official’s methods and goals.
Some Twitter users criticized the move, deeming it inappropriate and blasting the mayor for objectifying women.
Others, however, welcomed it, praising the mayor’s out-of-the-box thinking.
And yet others ignored the fashion aspect entirely and wondered instead about how effective these ladies would be in their capacity as law enforcers.