Miss Universe talks about the unexpected turn of her reign
Since Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe last December, the South African has shown that although she was hired to be the image of the famous beauty pageant for a year, she is committed to using her voice to fight for a better world and combat stereotypes and injustices.
And in a fact that has won the support of the vast majority of her fans, the most beautiful woman in the Universe made a strong call to her followers to join the voices of protest not only against the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, but against the systemic racism that continues to prevail on the planet.
The holder of the Miss Universe scepter and crown used her Instagram account to share some harsh words, in what became a manifesto to the social uprising, which today is leading the protests in many cities in the United States.
“I’m livid,” said the beauty queen on her Instagram, where she recalled the phrases of one of her favorite singers to call on her fans to actively engage in demanding an end to racist practices in the world.
“Rihanna once said, ‘Tell your friends to get up.’ This is that moment! This time you cannot sit still. You can’t turn a blind eye. As a human being, it should also be our obligation to fight racism and for the life of another human being. As uncomfortable as it may be, we need to root this from the bottom up, ”said Miss Universe in her official account.
The queen was quite harsh with those who have preferred to assume an intermediate position without even wanting to express themselves about what is happening in the country, and described them as contributing to abuses from passivity.
“Your silence is painful. Remember Elie Wiesel’s words “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Not choosing sides is really choosing a side, ”said Zozibini, who added a video to his network.
“We need you to say something. It is always the right time to do the right thing. So get up! Black lives matter, ”the beauty queen concluded, triggering all sorts of comments.
George Floyd died after being caught in a video witnessed by millions of people showing Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck.