South African social media users have called for nearly everything to fall since the beginning of the lockdown…Another Miss SA Hopeful Oneida Cooper Comes Underfire.
Another Miss South Africa hopeful, Oneida Cooper, was added to that list after fellow pageant entrant Bianca felt the wrath of social media after old, racist tweets of hers were unearthed.Another Miss SA Hopeful Oneida Cooper Comes Underfire.
Forget about being miss SA… We don't need racists representatives
— LiberateYourMind (@Themighty_Green) May 20, 2020
Oneida is a former national competitive swimmer and psychologist. She is also the long-time girlfriend of popular DJ Lesego “DJ Speedsta” Nkaiseng.
Many believe that Oneida’s Miss SA entry should also not be considered because she is fond of using the racial-slur-turned-colloquialism “niggah”.
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) May 20, 2020
#OneidaCooperMustFall while busy with Oneida .. someone do research ,who's next ,we want to Clean all of them, until no one is left …Phela we still not over Zozi😂🤣😂🤣too soon pic.twitter.com/6C3nlf0H5xLoading...
— khani🗯 (@khani_hlahla) May 20, 2020
Many mistakenly believe that Oneida is a white woman while others hold the belief that even though she is a coloured woman, she is not allowed to use the term.
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Lemme make one for you like this 😂
Time to pay the price pic.twitter.com/T0atZaT94d
— Alison Wales (@chancefrancise) May 20, 2020
So you are black?😭🤣🤣🤣 what a film!!
— KaMondise (@londypearl) May 20, 2020
It's still problematic sis… Check your privilege
— Aphelele Mkhangwana (@AMkhangwana) May 20, 2020
At the time of writing, Oneida chose to ignore those who questioned her stance and opted to instead retweet another user who said “cultural context changes everything”.
STATEMENT: The Miss South Africa 2020 campaign.https://t.co/EJnpyKWJ4B
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) May 20, 2020