Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters definitely did not expect to be dragged to hell when she posted pictures of herself wearing gloves while serving food to children at the Ikageng Community Centre.
While she has since published a video in which she explains the gloves as being used purely for hygiene purposes, some have questioned whether her actions were informed by a racial attitude.
Others feel that the gloves were unnecessary, and therefore the point of wearing them seriously suspect. Others think the whole thing is being blow out of proportion. What’s your take?
When Miss SA brings you some diluted juice and old bread but all you really want is a piece of Land! pic.twitter.com/yVOUCdwsnn
— #PrayForSierraLeone (@naomi_nyathela) July 5, 2017
Miss SA is not racist. pic.twitter.com/ZMNskCBpoz
— TweetGuru (@JustKholii_) July 6, 2017
Miss SA eating with gloves on ?must be a lab experiment… pic.twitter.com/tOShwUXGxP
— Hasan Sas (@ItsYourBoySas) July 5, 2017
Out here labeling Miss SA a racist when she was feeding hungry kids when you've never helped a blind man cross the road.Ya'll can be boring
— Mdu_Not_Masilela (@Mdue_Dlamini) July 6, 2017
The Miss SA/ gloves uproar- when you volunteer and make food they make you wear gloves.
It's all about hygiene, not racism 😔
— Karabo Mokgoko 💎 (@Karabo_Mokgoko) July 6, 2017
1. U don't handle food with LATEX, especially 4 children 😩😩😷. They use plastic gloves
2. If it's for hygiene where is Miss SA 's hair net? https://t.co/EXT3fRHO0N
— Portia Moemedi (@pookiportia) July 6, 2017
— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) July 6, 2017