In less than 24 hours, over 10,000 sign petition calling for ex-Miss Universe Malaysia’s crown to be revoked
PETALING JAYA, June 2 — More than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 winner Samantha Katie James give up her title after she made a series of inflammatory remarks on the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The Change.org petition titled...
Tuesday, 02 Jun 2020 12:35 PM MYTBY TAN MEI ZICalls for James to give up her crown began after she made a series of tone-deaf remarks about African American people. — Picture from Facebook/ SamanthaKaytyPETALING JAYA, June 2 — More than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 winner Samantha Katie James give up her title after she made a series of inflammatory remarks on the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.
The Change.org petition titled “Strip Samantha Katie James of her Miss Universe Malaysia Crown and Title” was started by Marcus Gan and Yee Heng Zeh yesterday evening, who said that James was unfit to represent Malaysia on the global stage.“She is a public figure with over 160,000 followers on Instagram.
“She misused her platform and social media presence to voice out her blatantly racist and ignorant remarks.“Her ignorance and lack of self and privilege awareness do not reflect the Miss Universe Malaysia title and with this petition, we hope she will be stripped of her title,” said Gan and Yee.
The petition garnered more than 10,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. — Screengrab from Change.orgMiss Universe Malaysia Organisation (Mumo) issued a statement last night to distance themselves from James while clarifying that she has not represented the organisation since June 2018.
However, many people including Gan and Yee felt that Mumo’s response was “unsatisfactory” and said further action needs to be taken against James if the organisation was truly anti-racist.“If they strongly condemned all acts of racism and prejudice, they would've stripped her of her crown and title.
“Stripping James' crown and title would serve as an example that your organisation will not tolerate any forms of prejudice be it past, present or future winners,” Yee wrote in an update on the petition page.James, 25, came under heavy criticism after posting to her Instagram Stories about the George Floyd protests in the US, telling African Americans to “relax, take it as a challenge” and claimed that they “chose to be born as coloured (people) in America for a reason, to learn a certain lesson.”
The Malaysian Chinese-Brazilian model also defended herself against criticism that pointed out her social privilege by saying that she had experienced discrimination as a “white girl in a local Malaysian school.” Read more: Malay Mail »
Only anti trump supporters are doing this why ?...hypocrites Less than 24 hours she became overnight sensation all over again with all the fames. Good job people. Without you she isnt what she is today. U kidding me right 🤦..so if it's revoked, everyone then will be satisfied..it's a personal opinion...I too don't agree with her..but for crying out loud, pls do get a life
Was she so forgotten that she needed to post some rubbish to be noticed Pathetic. where to sign? How was she voted as Miss Malaysia. The judges must had just Missed a lot of judgement sense!! maybe same as stupid as her!! How many of these 'noble' Malaysians signed a petition when landlords hungs banners saying no to Africans as tenants? Please lah ...
Padan muka. yup, she has her right to voice her views. we condemn those rioters looters murderers who abuse peaceful protesting rights. Strip the title! She is empty vessel, ignore her no-brainer comment.. everyone should be allowed to express their views, this is not nazi country. She earn her crown and we have no rights to remove her entitlement, plus she has her rights to her own opinion. We might not agreed to what she has to say but still her own rights
Woww An embarassment to Malaysia, a Beauty Queen who is both an Idiot and Racist. Biarlar org US settle. U apasal sibuk2x mau comment? Pakai baju nasi lemak kan. So makan nasi lemak n tidur lar Everyone has their views, damn fools !
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