Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, winner of Miss South Africa 2017
JOHANNESBURG - Twitter was relentless in it's mocking of Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, for wearing surgical gloves while handling out food at a children's home in Soweto.
On Thursday, #MissSAchallenge was trending above topical news like the memorial service of SABC 8 journalist, Suna Venter, as well as the ICC's ruling that South Africa should have arrested Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted in connection with war crimes, when he entered the country.
Nel-Peters was volunteering at a children's home in Soweto and was shown wearing medical gloves while handing out soup and bread. She says she wore gloves to be hygienic when handling food.
Twitter was having none of it though.
A small number of Twitter users spoke out in Miss SA's defence.
In other photos, Nel-Peters seen without gloves, while handing out towels and interacting with the children.