Controversy continues to hound Miss World 2013 Megan Young of the Philippines just days after she bagged the coveted blue crown in Bali, Indonesia.
The beauty pageant, until the coronation night on Sept 28, was dogged with protests by Muslims in Indonesia. Then after Megan got the title, reports said that some groups in the U.S. want her to be recognised as Miss USA rather than Miss Philippines because of her American father, although her mother is a Filipina.
On Tuesday, a third controversy hit the 23-year-old beauty titlist, actress, model and VJ when a woman named Devina Dediva posted a racist remark in social media, questioning why a Filipina won the Miss World title.
Devina belittled not only Megan but the entire Filipino nation with her comment that Young's victory is a joke, followed by a remark that "I did not know those maids have anything else in them."
She added, "They r poor, smelly from cleaning toilets and uneducated ... The r less privileged everywhere! M surprised one can win. What a joke those people cleaning our toilets won Miss world."
Devine also wrote, "Majority r maids & 1 won such title! It's shocking & dumb!"
Her Facebook post became viral and shared in social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Naturally, Filipinos got mad at her remarks which led to one Facebook member created a photo comparison, seen below, comparing Megan and Devina, with the additional remarks that she is a candidate for Miss Racist 2013 and said she is the one looking smelly.
Commenting on the racist post, jhay basilio tweeted, "Poor Girl making a death wish against Filipinos. A big mistake!"
MERT called on all Filipinos to block Devina's Facebook account while Tote Bitter minced no words in cussing the woman, using the Filipino language to say Devina that her mum is a bitch.
Here are more negative Twitter comments:
While this one defends Devina's right to air her opinion.
According to the Facebook profile of Devina, she graduated from Manchester University in the UK, though her facial appearance, name and even characters used in her Facebook account indicate she is of Indian origin.