Bianca Schoombee Withdraws From Miss South Africa 2020 Over Old 'Racist' Tweets
Miss South Africa candidate has come under fire after social media users found some 'racist' old tweets.
South Africans have unleashed their wrath on a Miss SA 2020 hopeful, Bianca Schoombe after some of her old tweets resurfaced.
Screenshots of Bianca's tweets from as far back as 2013 were circulated on Twitter this week which painted her in a bad light.
Some of the tweets made fun of black people while other posts could have been viewed as fat-shaming.
Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux shared some of the tweets that then-teen Bianca shared on the social media platform.
See her old tweets:
The story blew up and South Africans gunned for Bianca, even after she released a public apology.
In a Twitter and Instagram post, Bianca wrote; "Good morning SA, in light of recent events regarding my tweets from six years ago, when I was 14 years old, I would like to profusely apologize for putting it out into the universe then, however, I would like to make you all aware that I have grown as a person. This is no longer who I am or what I stand for."
Despite an apology, South Africans could not stand the idea of having a potential Miss SA that had written tweets that portrayed anything but positivity towards the rainbow nation Mandela worked for.
This resulted in Bianca dropping out of the 2020 Miss SA pageant. SYNC Models announced her decision on Twitter:
Bianca was one of the young SA ladies who entered the Miss SA 2020 pageant. The entries for this year's competition opened on 11 May and close on 31 May.
Miss South Africa CEO, Stephanie Weil said applicants are only vetted once the deadline for submissions had closed.
Well told newsmen that "Once we have a selection of potential semi-finalists, we run the necessary background checks."
Weil added: "Our rules state that any semi-finalist or finalist may not have been involved in any unsavory or unethical incidents or conduct that may bring the organizers or the Miss South Africa pageant into disrepute. Unsavory or unethical conduct includes, but not limited to, bribery, racism, sexism, slander, or libel."