The Miss Universe Zimbabwe competition returned recently after a 22-year hiatus and crowned Brooke Bruk-Jackson to represent the South African country.
But according to
, the 21-year-old native and model received mixed reactions on social media following her win on Saturday because she is White.
Because most of the population is Black, critics say she shouldn’t have won to represent the country. They also claim the only reason she won is because she is White.
One X user claimed the system was rigged against Black contestants because a white woman was head of the event.
“LMAO the shot is still tragic though!! All those beautiful melanated women and you telling me the European woman won a contest for black people!!??” another X user said.
That is a pretty dumb and ignorant statement considering she is not from Europe, she was literally born in South Africa. But whatever, go off I guess.
The color of your skin is literally the most insignificant thing about a person. But I guess to the haters, it is the most important thing.
What do they call that when a person thinks race should dictate everything?
Oh yeah, a racist.
“If you understand the world, you’ll understand how the system runs! That’s not MY PICK, that’s not MY MISS ZIMBABWE. Leave me the fawk alone with the stupid s**t. IDGAF,” said another.
Right, because the same people 'ruining the world' also picked Miss Zimbabwe.
The people who scream that we must lift up minorities and pick minorities for things, are now mad that a minority won.
But of course, if these people didn’t have double standards, they would have no standards at all.
Obviously, none of the hate is in regards to her pageant performance.
Bruk-Jackson wrote the following on Instagram after her win, "I have gained this crown for our beautiful country, to love and to serve our people, to represent Zimbabwe Internationally and to show the world the uniqueness of Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans. I want to be an example of grace, understanding and inspiration to the youth of Zimbabwe, to instill the spirit of ‘ubuntu’ and know that together we are strong and anything in life is possible."