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Brazilian MP, 43, defends herself after being slammed for showing cleavage in parliament

A Brazilian member of parliament has been bombarded with vile threats after she showed cleavage at an inauguration.

Ana Paula da Silva, from the southern state of Santa Catarina, showed up to the ceremony on February 1 in a red jumpsuit with a deep neckline - sparking fury on social media.

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Online trolls, including many women, took to social media to argue that her choice of clothing was "inappropriate," ''shocking" and "vulgar" while others called her the “representative of prostitutes".

In addition to the online comments, a column by Mariliz Pereira Jorge from leading daily Folha de S. Paulo was titled 'Breasts of discord" following her appearance.

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Da Silva, a mother of two, said she had gone shopping especially for her inauguration and thought the suit was the prettiest.

"This is my style," the 43-year-old politician said, defending her choice.

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The lawmaker fired back at her detractors in an interview with Brazilian network NSC TV defending her outfit and "big breasts".

"I thought people were going to talk about [the] red [outfit], but they just focused on cleavage. Women have breasts and I have big breasts.

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"I've always been like that. It's not now that I have become [a representative] that I will become another woman. I'm not there to be evaluated for that. The way I dress is my problem."

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