Twitter tells Miss SA no glove, no love


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.



A message from Miss South Africa @demileighnp #MaslowSoupKitchen

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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.



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