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White woman wins Miss Universe Zimbabwe — and not everyone is cheering

A white woman has won the Miss Universe Zimbabwe pageant, but not everyone is thrilled with the result.

essence reported It’s a victory for the 21 year old. brooke burg jackson The Zimbabwean-born model sparked “mixed reactions online because she is a white woman representing an African nation.”

according to atlanta black starZimbabwe has a population of more than 14 million people, but only about 2 percent of the country’s residents are non-black.

Brooke Jackson wrote on Instagram after her win: “I am doing this to serve this beautiful country, to love and serve its people, to represent Zimbabwe internationally, and to show the world the uniqueness of Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans.” An example of grace, understanding and inspiration to the youth of Zimbabwe, instilling the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’ that together we are stronger and anything in life is possible. It is knowing what will become.”

“Extremely tragic and unfortunate!”

However, some people on social media were far from happy about Bourque-Jackson’s win.

  • One poster commented: “In real life, a white woman can also be Miss Zimbabwe, but a black woman playing a fictional mermaid character was a bridge too far for some.” Said.
  • “All those beautiful women were looking depressed and you’re telling me a European woman won the black contest!!??” another commenter said. I have written.

  • Another user responded to the comment above with: shout“Very tragic and unfortunate! I agree with you.”
  • “She has the audacity to say she’s a full-blooded Zimbabwean. I’m speechless,” said another commenter. Said before adding, “Yeah, what the hell did you do?!”
  • “She shouldn’t have something like that or even be allowed to be a part of it…disgusted and can’t represent a black country!” another user Said.
  • Another commenter said: “This is a slap in the face to all black women.” I got it..
  • “My only thought is that Miss ‘Universe’ Zimbabwe should be a ‘global’ representative of the people and it’s a bit of a shame that she isn’t,” said another user. Said.
  • Another commenter said: “Can 95% of Zimbabwean girls relate to this Miss Universe Zimbabwe? No.” said.

Another post on Brooke Jackson’s Instagram drew other critics.

The reactions included:

  • “I almost laughed out loud when I saw this!” 1 commenter Said Brooke Jackson costume. “They love to dress up and play in other cultures’ clothes!”
  • “It’s not too late to remove this,” said another user. advised she.
  • “My ancestors are rolling in their graves!!!!” another commenter said. declared.

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Mr Essence pointed out that others were defending Brooke Jackson’s win, and according to local news outlet The Zimbabwean, one person said: “Brooke deserved to win. “She tried very hard and the way she walked was very graceful. Her answers were powerful.” , short and precise. Of course. Congratulations to her. ”

after that, Continue Social media posts:

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Essence said Bourque-Jackson will represent Zimbabwe in the Miss Universe pageant to be held in El Salvador in November.

Check out her moment of victory.

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