Pictures of Miss SA wearing gloves while interacting with black children surfaced online.
SOUTH AFRICA–Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been accused of racism. This was after pictures of her wearing gloves while interacting with black children surfaced.
She has since cleared the air by saying the gloves were for hygiene purposes as she was handing out food. But some South Africans on Twitter just aren’t having it. Watch her explain in the video below.
To everyone asking about the gloves, I truly hope that you'll hear my heart and understand that it came from a place of wanting to do good. pic.twitter.com/Pl5amM2gEM
— Demi-LeighNel-Peters (@DemiLeighNP) 5 July 2017
Miss SA actions have no justification
THEY ARE DISGUSTING AND OF A RACISM ACT pic.twitter.com/0oILdBlFlb
— Sefularo Keamogetswe (@Sefularo_Keamo) 5 July 2017
Y'all blew the Miss SA/gloves situation waaaaaay out of proportion! As y'all do with everything! pic.twitter.com/CbqJhAvKhi
— Chakra Zulu 🕉 (@_Nomalungelo_M) 5 July 2017
Miss SA without gloves, stop dragging her pic.twitter.com/DSlHbfkF2g
— 6runo 🐃 (@SirbrunoHQ) 5 July 2017
Hey @CellC ,do you sponsor miss SA?
Lemme sleep,will read your response on Thursday pic.twitter.com/UzJWmrCXPx
— DUAL CITIZENSHIP (@ma_round35) 5 July 2017
Dear Miss SA do you remember when Miss SA finalists went to an animal shelter 2 feed animals? You didn't need gloves pic.twitter.com/ieftsbSq0n
— Modern Day Pantsula (@Thabiso_Dlamini) 6 July 2017
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— Netía Shiundu™ (@NetiaShiundu) 6 July 2017
So Zambia has evolved into another Zimbabwe, Uganda&Cameroom....?
Why not pluck a leaf from his neighbour President Khama or even Zuma-shame
— MisheckKugodaMlambo (@mishmlambo) 6 July 2017
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