Two heavyweights for Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez and heavyweights at Miss Universe 2021 are currently entangled in controversy.
They are Miss Universe Thailand Anchilee Scott-Kemmis and Miss Universe South Africa Lalela Mswane.
Royalist Sonthiya Sawasdee has threatened to file a lawsuit a.g.ain.st Scott Kemmis, alleging that the reigning Miss Universe Thailand violated the Flag Act 1979.
Sawasdee accused Scott-Kemmis of blasphemy because the photo shows the beauty queen stepping on the red, white, and blue colors that represent their country’s flag but are clearly digital-only.
Displaying the flag in an inappropriate way because Scott-Kemmis’s b.r.e.a.s.t.s were almost visible in his clothes and insulting the flag were some of Sawasdee’s complaints to the Thai beauty queen.
Section 11 of Thailand’s Flags Act 1979 provides that two years in p.r.i.s.o.n and a fine of 4,000 Thai Baht or Php 6,120 are p.enal.tie.s available to anyone found g.uil.ty.
Scott-Kemmis’ controversial photo with the subject “Three colors fused. Three colors and one real body” was removed from Miss Universe Thailand’s social media feed as a way to promote her at the international beauty pageant she will attend.
Miss Universe South Africa Lalela Mswane faced even greater controversy when the South African government withdrew its support for her participation in the upcoming 70th Miss Universe.
The South African government opposes Israel’s hosting of Miss Universe because of its prejudice against Palestine.
The Miss South Africa Organization refused to accept their government’s request not to continue sending candidates to Miss Universe in support of the Palestinians.
South Africa has a long history of supporting the Palestinian people and condemning Israel’s at.ro.citi.es against Palestinians.
For the South African government, Israel’s at.roc.iti.es in Palestine are a reminder of the crimes of racism against black people.
Mswane and the Miss South Africa Organization keep quiet about the delicate issue of stressful pressure on Miss color.
A pro-Palestinian South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has challenged Mswane to stand up for it by not participating in the 70th Miss Universe.
“History will be on your side, you will be remembered forever. Use your power. Don’t go to Israel. We are supporting you like our golden girl”.
The coronation ceremony of Miss Universe 2021 will be held in Eilat, Israel on December 12.