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Female Oktoberfest tourists slammed for ‘porn dresses,’ accused of the destruction of the tradition

Female tourists are being accused of oversexualizing the traditional Bavarian dirndl.

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The Oktoberfest, the weekslong German celebration dating back to the 1800s is known for beer, traditional Bavarian food, and parades, but recently it has become recognized for something else — scantily clad women. At least, that’s how some Germans feel.

In a newspaper interview, a Munich-based crime writer accused tourists of poorly imitating dirndls, the traditional Bavarian dress worn by women during Oktoberfest.

“With the young women it often looks like porn dresses, short and low-cut and cheap material,” he said, time reported. “It has nothing to do with identity.”

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According to reports, more people than ever have started wearing traditional Bavarian outfits to the world ‘ s most popular beer festival.

Franz Thalhammer, 70, a former chairman of Munich Georgenstoana Baierbrunn folk group, called Australia and Italian tourists especially for sexualizing the uniform.

“A dirndl is something beautiful, it can almost everyone is free. But some of the dresses you see these days are crazy,” he said, Daily Mail reports. “You go in a tent and it’s full got the Australians and the Italians, and they have forked out €250 ($290) for a complete Bavarian outfit and think they Bavaria. It is as if I would walk around half naked and say: I am Australian.”

Retailers have said that customers in their stores want “sexier” versions of the traditional outfit.

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“For women, we have the up to the knee or shorter than knee-length dresses. People can have a normal size. Now, because of the models wearing the costumes, the girls come in to the shop and they say: “I want to look sexy,'” London shop owner Ulku Stephanides told the Daily Mail. “They have their tits.”

The 55-year-old owner said that the local people still buy in to the typical knee length skirts, but the “new generation” is more interested in how it will look on social media.

“That’s the new generation. Last week I was on a mission, a girl; she was like the Queen of Sheba. She was the purchase of a suit for £20 ($26) and taking photos to show friends on Instagram. She said: “I don’t look sexy enough. I go to Germany, to the Oktoberfest,'” Stephanides told the Daily Mail.

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A number of have taken to social media to express their anger at the short skirts and plunging necklines.

Dear visitors and tourists: I would like to let you know that our people here in #Munich are not usually dress like this #Oktoberfest

Ulrike (@Ulrikem) October 2, 2013

Why do women in London to see Oktoberfest as an opportunity to dress up as a porn star? #Oktoberfest #London

— Benedetta (@benedetta_rr) October 6, 2013

Ah Oktoberfest, where tourists dress such as Bavaria and drink expensive beer from the half-filled mugs in a tent, the smell of piss and puke. Yay.

— Rick Swartz (@swartz_de) September 22, 2010

Bavaria, indeed, would tell you otherwise. The heritage. And there was a discussion about the feelings of disrespect when tourists come to the Oktoberfest in Trousers or Dirndl and think that it is a uniform to get shamelessly drunk in public. What the f*** does sacred even mean?

— Hannes Kunstreich (@kunstreich) March 11, 2018

But there were some who embraced the new look.

That is a part of the fun of the Oktoberfest; it can also be called Oktoberbreast. Hey, if you don’t enjoy the beauty of the female body-especially a woman who trusts in her own skin and wants to dress that way, then you should not go. As for me, I love beer, women and music.

— Tony C (@realTonyCaravan) September 8, 2018

Oktoberfest women accused of wearing “porn dresses’ https://t.co/Z3lN7pZtHA via @MailOnline Oh come on, just look at how Hollywood dresses in every award ceremony.

— Gerry Baerken (@GBaerken) September 8, 2018

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Oktoberfest starts in Munich on Sept. 22, expects about 7 million visitors during the three weeks. Last year, 6.2 million people visited the festival and drank 7.5 million glasses of beer.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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