Second Miss SA hopeful under fire over offensive tweets

Second Miss SA hopeful under fire over offensive tweets

Oneida Cooper is the latest Miss South Africa entrant to be put on blast for old posts she shared on Twitter.  

Oneida Cooper
Oneida Cooper / Twitter

Another Miss South Africa entrant is Trending on Twitter after old posts she made resurfaced online. 

Oneida Cooper is being dragged online for comments she made about women and the use of the n-word. 

"S/o to them dumb b****hes that get pregnant by them wana be thug a** n****s that dropped out of...," she wrote in one post.

Social media users say Oneida, who is a former professional swimmer, is not fit to represent women or South Africans. 

Oneida-gate comes one day after Bianca Schoombee withdrew her entry from the competition after tweets she made six years ago were labelled racist and offensive. 

She has since apologised for her comments. 

'Oneida Cooper Must Fall' was trending at number one on Thursday morning. She is yet to make a statement, but Twitter users had a lot to say.

Miss South Africa organisers said in a statement that they have not looked at any of this year's entries yet.

"The organisers have not yet announced its panel of judges nor evaluated any of the entries received. We only assess entrants once the deadline for submissions has closed. Once we have a selection of potential semi-finalists we run the necessary background checks. There is good governance in place to ensure that Miss South Africa finalists and semi-finalists align with our values," the statement read.

Entries for the 2020 pageant close at midnight on May 31.

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Main image courtesy of Twitter/@oneida_cooper

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