The French inside minister has stated that police sources had been “mobilized” in response to a torrent of anti-Semitic remark directed on the runner-up within the Miss France magnificence pageant.
“#MissFrance2021 shouldn’t be an anti-Semitic competitors,” Citizenship Minister Marlene Schiappa tweeted, sending her help to April Benayoum, Miss Provence and the primary runner-up on this 12 months’s Miss France contest.
Schiappa stated she has filed a report with the general public prosecutor about “extremely violent anti-Semitic feedback” Benayoum has been receiving on social media.
#MissFrance2021 n’est pas un concours d’antisémitisme. Tout mon soutien à April Benayoum #MissProvence cible de propos antisémites d’une violence inouïe toute la soirée après avoir évoqué ses origines. 👉🏾 J’adresse un signalement au Procureur (article 40)
— 🇫🇷 MarleneSchiappa (@MarleneSchiappa) December 20, 2020
Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin stated he was “deeply shocked” by the hate directed on the magnificence queen. “We should not let something slide. Disgrace on the authors. Police and gendarmerie have been mobilized,” he tweeted.
Je suis profondément choqué par la pluie d’insultes antisémites contre Miss Provence. Nous ne devons rien laisser passer. Honte à leurs auteurs. Les companies de police et de gendarmerie sont mobilisés.
— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) December 20, 2020
A number of lawmakers and regional politicians additionally condemned the anti-Semitic feedback.
The sweetness pageant concluded on Saturday night time. In line with French media, Benayoum was among the many favorites to win and was going head-to-head in factors with Miss Normandy Amandine Petit, who was in the end topped Miss France 2021.
In the course of the contest, Benayoum, 21, revealed that her mom was Serbo-Croatian, and her father was Israeli-Italian. This prompted a torrent of anti-Semitic posts, most of which got here from “far-right activists,” in accordance with Voici journal.
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