Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 5) – Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo reminded Filipino fans not to leave out racist and other hateful comments towards other candidates.
In a virtual media conference on Wednesday, Mateo raised concerns Regarding Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens’ post where some Filipinos harassed her on social media.
“It really makes me sad. I’ve seen Nova’s post before and I’m really sorry for her because no one is deserves to be in that position, “said Mateo.
In Stevens’ Instagram post early Wednesday, she added a photo of her, along with screenshots of comments made by some Filipino Instagram users making fun of her skin color did.
“I am really disappointed with some pageant fans from certain countries. Their hatred is taking away the fun and joy of this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Stevens’ Bildunte rschrift.
In a separate post on Wednesday afternoon, Stevens apologized to some Filipino fans, noting that her previous post was “not meant to instigate more hatred”.
Mateo said she had Stevens and Obdam personally written about the unruly behavior of some Filipino fans.
“I’ve spoken to several girls. I actually sent Amanda messages personally, to Nova, apologizing, “she said.” Because this hate speech we see online doesn’t reflect who we are as Filipinos. “
Mateo is among 74 candidates contest for the Miss Universe 2020 crown. The pageant will take place on May 16 (May 17 in Manila) at the & Casino of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
Rabiya Mateo urges fans to end online hatred of other Miss U contestants: “This is not who we are Filipinos.”
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