Cambodian Actress is Banned from Filming New Movies for 1-Year Because She is ‘Too Sexy’

Cambodian actress Denny Kwan, 24, has been banned from movies for one year and the reason left everyone in shock. The country’s culture says she is too sexy to cast in any role. Previously, she appeared in a number of movies but now the country’s Culture and Fine Arts Ministry banned her from films because she violated the code of conduct.

She has more than 300,000 followers on Facebook and spoke about the ban saying she didn’t play any erotic roles in her movies and there are many, more erotic actors than her when it comes to shooting, featuring kisses and being erotic. Here we have more details on the story and you can check what human right activists had to say on the ban.

Denny Kwan who is 24 has been banned from filming new movies for one year and the reason is her too sexy look.

She has already worked in a number of movies and had to say that other actors in the country are more erotic than her in shooting and featuring kisses in movies.

She says it’s her right to dress the way she wants but people in her country can’t accept it so she will be careful now and try not to be as sexy as she looks in her Facebook posts.


She was called to have a meeting with the ministry and they educated her like their daughter but she reserves the right to keep dressing as she wishes.

After the ban, she will not step in front of any camera for 12 months and the punishment has caused outrage among freedom and women’s groups in the country.

The gender equality group ‘Gender and Development Cambodia’ has called the decision inappropriate on ethical and legal bases. The director of the group said the ministry should not do that to the actress as there is no law or policy that prohibits people what they wear.

According to human rights and gender equality groups, the ban is a violation of the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.


A gender studies researcher, Theresa de Langis, told the Post that something like this has a chilling effect, not only on her, but on women in general who are hoping to express themselves.

The chief of the disciplinary council said Miss Kwan violated a written promise she had made for not to dress in a sexy way and the ban is a punishment for what she did. Whatever the truth is, it’s obvious this decision will affect other actresses and models as well- as they all have the basic rights to dress the way they wish.