Back off, Megan Young detractors; Philippine beauties to the rescue.
Online haters and detractors can’t be stopped it seems; even the lovely, newly-crowned Miss World 2013 Megan Young could not escape criticism on the net.
One such hater on Facebook, Devina Dediva, earned public ire, when she openly insulted Miss Young, and Filipinos on her profile:
“Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke? I didn’t know those maids have anything else in them. Hahaha.”
“What a joke, those people cleaning our toilets won miss world.”
Several meme photos and hate pages has since appeared on the Facebook site; with at least one page, “Filipinos Unite to Demand Apology from Devina Sharma Dediva”, demanding a public apology.
Luckily for Miss Young However, a set of extra-ordinary folks coming to her defense is a good thing to have.
Several former beauty title winners in the history of the Philippines, as well as Miss World Philippines officials, expressed their sentiments and discourse with regards to attacks on Miss Young, and Filipino women in general. The derogatory remarks raised eyebrows and outrage, and understandably, a number of these former beauty queens and personalities were not able to control themselves by such a display:
“Seems the Philippines has become a powerhouse (in the pageant scene). Lots of people are getting envious. Sad about the personal attacks, but we are a country of beautiful people.” – Jennifer Cortes, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1978
“What’s wrong with being a maid? Is that a crime?” – Gemma Cruz-Araneta, Miss International 1964
“To all her detractors, bless your hearts. That’s all I can say. I am proud of and grateful for Megan’s simplicity and golden heart.” – Melanie Marquez, Miss International 1979
“I have nothing to say (to those critics). Let Megan show the world how great she is as a Filipino woman. Meanwhile, let’s all do our best to uplift our country by giving nobility to our jobs…wherever we are. This is a call for everyone to step up and show the world that we are kind, God-fearing people.” – Miriam Quiambao, Miss Universe first runnerup 1999
“They are just sore losers. We shouldn’t waste our time on them. Let us enjoy Megan’s victory and ignore those who do not wish to celebrate with us.” – Bessie Badilla , Fashion model and Miss Visayas-RP 1976