The dress Lenka wore in The Right Price is still controversial.
Talks about the topic started after the RTP1 contest photo was posted. Fernanda Cancio wrote on her Twitter account: “It’s amazing how public television continues to use women as props in such a disgusting way. Are there no minimum obligations in terms of respect for constitutional principles and equality plans?”
Constanca Cunha e Saa, a former TVI journalist, also commented on the matter on social media and criticized Fernanda Cancio. “After insulting a grafted old woman, and telling her, with usual arrogance, what she ought and what she ought not to wear; and then, in even more disgusting detail, I pleaded for her to be dismissed from the RTP, because the public station agreed neither of her manner of dress nor of her work remains relevant to the matter. Like there was no tomorrow. It’s madness.”
“I don’t like crazy fundamentalists who think they own other people’s lives,” he added.
On Twitter, Fernanda Cancio responded to Constança Cunha e Sá. “I usually ignore, as I do, even out of pity, what comes from here. But the defamatory accusation that ‘I called for class’ is too much. Admirable how the resentment of stopping to follow her on Twitter and not responding amounts to this startling moral misery. “.