Authorities in France are exploring a torrent of all anti-semitic tweets about a contestant at the Miss France contest, who disclosed her dad was of Israeli source.
April Benayoum, representing Provence, came second in the contest, prompting lots of antisemitic remarks on social networks, that have resulted in an outcry from politicians and Jewish classes.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said that he had been”deeply shocked” by the remarks and said that”the police and gendarmerie providers are mobilized.”
Minister Delegate for Citizenship Marlène Schiappa suggested that she had been sending a report to the public prosecutor.
Renaud Muselier, a local politician of the region in which April Benayoum resides, called the attacks an”abomination”, stressing that the young girl is”French, of Israeli and Italian source, from Provence, by the southeast” and”perfectly reflects our area and our nation”.
The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism stated”see you in court for those two who survive night turned Twitter to an antisemitic cesspool contrary to Miss Provence”.
The winner of this contest, Amandine Petit, told BFMTV on Sunday the comments were”very disappointing”, adding she gave her service to the runner up.
One of the earliest on the planet, the very first French beauty competition was made in 1920 by the journalist Maurice de Wolfe.
The actress and dancer Agnès Sauret, initially from Bayonne, was the first to acquire the title of”most beautiful girl in France”. It wasn’t till 1928 that the contest has been named”Miss France”.