Miss Algeria 2019 Khadija Ben Hamou faced a torrent of racist abuse after beating, on January. 5th, 16 other women from the four corners of the country.
A flood of internet users disputed the judges’ choice, mainly due to the colour of her skin. They commented on her appearance, including her hair, weight and features. When other social media users began to call out those spouting racist abuse, some Twitter users maintained it had nothing to do with race. “She just wasn’t that pretty”, one person wrote.
For her part, the girl did not seem too affected by criticism, “To those who criticize me, I ask Allah the Almighty to bring them back to the right path. On the other hand, I thank those who encouraged me, “she explained to the private channel El-Djazairia One.
ملكة جمال الجزائر 2019 ترد على منتقديها: "ربي يهديهم"#حوار_حصري
Publiée par El Djazairia One sur Samedi 5 janvier 2019