A group of dancers have been sacked after they were seen dancing with a sex doll during a popular carnival in northern Argentina.
Eight male dancers from the Copacabana troupe were performing at the Carnival of Corrientes in the province of the same name when a spectator threw an inflatable sex doll to them.
Video circulating online shows a man grabbing the sex doll while dancing to the music.
Soon his fellow dancers gather and cheer as one of them tries to get beneath the doll in front of the crowd.
The footage has been viewed over 200,000 times as web users blasted the group over the suggestive sex act.
The clip was posted online with a caption: "They always sexualise our bodies."
It unsurprisingly split opinion online. One viewer wrote: “They were thrown a doll, they were not told what to do with it. Am I wrong?”
But others claim the incident portrayed sexual violence.
After the widely circulated clip caused outrage online, Copacabana bosses reportedly decided to expel the eight group members involved.
Copacabana spokeswoman Susana Pereyra told local media: “We will not allow this to happen in our group and especially if they disrespect women.
“We sanctioned and expelled them, they will never dance with this group again.”
The Carnival of Corrientes is usually held in different cities throughout January, February and March.
The tradition started as a celebration of a mixture of Spanish heritage which people attended in masked, colourful costumes and watched elaborated floats and parades on the streets.