Oneida Cooper: Internet sets its sights on another Miss SA hopeful

Oneida Cooper: Internet sets its sights on another Miss SA hopeful

- Another Miss South Africa 2020 hopeful has become the target of social media users

- Oneida Cooper became the latest victim of her past tweets, which many dubbed offensive

- Soon, #OneidaCooperMustFall started trending as tweeps called for her head

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Shortly after the Bianca Schoombe saga blew up on the internet, another Miss South Africa 2020 hopeful became the target of Mzansi tweeps.

Oneida Cooper is the latest Miss SA candidate that might have to pull out of the pageant because of past tweets she made on the social media platform.

Eagle-eyed social media users discovered old tweets Cooper made that many have dubbed offensive and racist.

Cooper, who proudly talks about being a woman of colour in some of her videos, used the 'n-word' in posts dated back to 2013.

Take a look at her Miss SA video below:

Social media users commented on Cooper's video with screenshots of her old tweets. The posts shows Cooper allegedly using racial slurs.

Soon, #OneidaCooperMustFall started trending on social media.

Cooper defended herself on Twitter, writing about Steve Biko's testimony and the part her father played in the struggle against the previous regime.

She wrote:

"Steve Biko’s testimony was in the Terrorism trial of S Cooper & 8 other Black Consciousness leaders. My dad (S Cooper) did nine years in prison, five of which were in the same cell-block as Madiba. My 2018 swim from Robben island celebrated this and more."

She added in another post that coloured and Indian people fell under Biko's definition of Black encompasses.

However, her tweets did nothing to damper social media users' anger.

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Briefly.co.za reported on Wednesday, South Africans have unleashed their wrath on a Miss SA 2020 hopeful, Bianca Schoombe, after some of her old tweets resurfaced.

Screenshots of Bianca's tweets from as far back as 2013 were circulated on Twitter this week which painted her in a bad light.

Some of the tweets made fun of black people while other posts could have been viewed as fat-shaming.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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