The reigning Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, has caught a lot of flak online after the official Miss SA Twitter account posted photos of her wearing gloves while posing with black children at Ikageng in Soweto during a soup kitchen visit.
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) July 5, 2017
However, Black Twitter was not buying it and subsequently began dragging her on Twitter.
Ladies and gentleman welcome your Miss SA 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/MPQoZ2Z9Qy
— Mozzey (@MozzeyFlaco) July 6, 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) July 6, 2017
Miss SA out here like pic.twitter.com/AhNujoSUJx
— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) July 5, 2017
Black twitter 😂😂😭😂😂I’m in tears, the comments on the video Miss SA posted 😂
— Siyamthanda Ndamase (@Kim_Mapakisha) July 5, 2017
I’m sure Miss SA had been busy in the kitchen with gloves and was asked to come for pics. Lack of oversight 😞
— Menzi (@MrMenziN) July 5, 2017