Miss SA a couple of days, she garnered a lot of support, as many were rooting for her as a possible hopeful for the pageant. There were thousands of likes and retweets showing their support for her. Two days later, Bianca was trending, but this time it wasn't for her potential as Miss SA, but instead for offensive racial tweets she had posted on her social media a couple years ago.The hashtag #Bianca has been trending with social media users expressing their anger and dismay with the Miss SA hopeful's tweets.When 20-year-old student and model Bianca Schoombee, posted her virtual entry for
Bianca took to her social media and posted an apology saying; “In light of recent events – the discovery of my Tweets from six years ago when I was 14 – I would like to profusely apologise for putting this out into the universe. However, I’d like to make you all aware I have grown as a person, and this is no longer what I stand for. I have dealt with my past through praying.”
“It’s important to forgive yourself and I hope South Africans can forgive me for these immature posts. I really do hope that you continue to support me and give me a second chance. I love you all, God Bless.”
Mpho Moalamedi, who is a pageant coach and fashion enthusiast took to Twitter to share her views on the subject and many are agreeing with her. In a video that now has over 50K views in just 3 hours Mpho broke down why this issue is trending, even though the tweets were old. She also expressed why racial slurs have and will never be okay.
WATCH Mpho's video below;