Big ups to my peeps in Fiji!!!! Occupy your genes!

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Torika Watters is of mixed European and Fijian heritage and was selected by supermodel Rachel Hunter and non-Fijian judges as the new Miss Fiji

Torika Watters is of mixed European and Fijian heritage and was selected by supermodel Rachel Hunter and non-Fijian judges as the new Miss Fiji

The official Miss World Fiji Facebook page has been filled with hundreds of hate-filled comments and they have all had to be deleted.
People have also targeted Miss Watters’ pale skin, saying the crown should have gone to someone who ‘looks more like a Fijian’.

Controversial winner: Miss World Fiji 2012 Torika Watters posed for pictures wearing her crown
Organisers of Miss World Fiji, held in the capital, Suva, said they had been bombarded with negative comments after 16-year-old Miss Watters won the title, beating full-blooded Fijian contestants.
A spokeswoman for the pageant insisted that the harsh criticism would not affect the decision, which would stand.
‘In the past few days there has been nothing but negative criticism and remarks from our own people,’ said the spokeswoman.
‘Instead of bringing all the wrong attention to our brand and country…

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  3. Kushite Prince Says:

    Article from Yahoo posted today.

    Torika Watters, 16, was chosen last month to represent Fiji in the Miss World contest. The pageant drew the likes of supermodel Rachel Hunter, who was a judge.

    But after Watters won the title, she faced heavy backlash because of her mixed European/Fijian descent, and some said she did not look Fijian enough.

    Hundreds of derogatory comments had to be deleted from the Miss World Fiji Facebook page, according to reports.

    Watters had to step down because she did not meet the minimum age requirement of 17, Miss World Fiji pageant director Andhy Blake told the Fiji Times. Koini Vakaloloma, 24, the first runner-up, will take her place at the Miss World competition in Inner Mongolia in August.

    Watters issued a statement saying that she had been approached by Blake to be in the contest and at the time expressed concerns about the age requirement. Blake told her she was still eligible. “I had no intentions of doing anything sneaky or wrong and like the other contestants entered the competition for what I believed to be the right reasons—to be an Ambassador for Fiji and raise money for charitable causes,” she wrote.

    She went on to say: “I am proud of my identity as a Fijian and have never considered my people as racists.” She is not challenging the decision and has chosen to walk away.

    Blake confirmed that he was under the impression Watters could compete, but was told later by organizers that contestants had to be at least one month away from turning 17 by the start of the pageant.

    A posting on the Miss World Fiji 2012 Facebook site says, “Please be informed despite media reports—Miss Torika Watters was never stripped of her title. We wish her well in her future endeavors and offer an apology to her, her beautiful family and friends for any distress this competition would have brought upon her! She will always be the very 1st Miss World Fiji!!”

    Watters is eligible next year for the pageant, according to Blake, if she chooses to compete again

  4. Kushite Prince Says:

    @ Cree Hey sista,I thought you might find this video interesting. It’s from a game show. It shows the effect that white supremacy has on people of color. I wanted your thoughts on this video. You always have an interesting perspective. Thanks.

  5. “If you don’t understand the system of racism, what it is and how it works, then everything that you do understand will only confuse you.” – Neely Fuller Jr.

    It is clear (to me) that the preference was given to this young female contestant based upon her “european” cosmetic features over that of her “Fiji” genetical representations.

    If you look at the history of Black people in the u.s., you would pretty much see that same thing has happened.

    This is why it’s important for People of Color around the world to become knowledgeable about SOR. As Dr. Welsing has often said, the worst thing that any of us can do is pretend that racism doesn’t exist.

  6. Kushite Prince Says:

    Occupy your genes??lol That’s a good one! The people of Fiji have some guts! Much props to them! BRAVO!!

  7. Ain’t that just like white folk, they can go anywhere and find a representative. But one must ask one self, how did they person make it that far if the people of Fiji didn’t she was beautiful or whatever she’s supposed to be? I would suspect the people of Fiji are as filled with just as much self hate as the rest of the color having world. And one more thing whilst I’m venting, you can bet your sweet hind parts that it would be same sh*t if she was to dark and had hair of lambs wool.

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