Miss France, Flora Coquerel was crowned this past December. A flurry of racist tweets and Facebook postings followed.
I have known white French people and this really surprised me because the French I have known were startled by the racism in America. One friend use to tell me “In France, African Americans are very welcomed and seen as equal to whites”.
I am hoping this is just a small minority of Le Pen followers.
After Coquerel won the competition earlier this month, a firestorm emerged on Facebook and Twitter. Commenters referred to Coquerel, whose mother is from Benin, as a “n*gger” as well as one poster reportedly asking for “death to foreigners.” Another poster remarked, “It would be good to see a bit of White in our country.”
“I’m not a racist but shouldn’t the Miss France contest only be open to White girls?” one commenter posted at Elle.
I can’t imagine how this Half French/African girl won, and from the racist comments I just had to have a look at this horrible Mongrel:
OMG She’s hideous. Now I understand. Wait, there’s more:
Oh Geezus, it gets worse, Please, avert your eyes on this one:
And finally, who in the hell would want this woman representing their country?: