MISS South Africa has received backlash on social media for giving food to underprivileged children wearing latex gloves.
Nel-Peters was a volunteer at a Maslow Hotel soup kitchen, that was handing over food to 300 kids at a children’s home in Ikageng Soweto.
According to Nel-Peters, everyone at the event was wearing gloves for hygienic purposes as they were dealing with food.
Following the accident Nel-Peters posted a video on Twitter to provide clarity on the gloves issue, “To everyone asking about the gloves, I truly hope that you’ll hear my heart and understand that it came from a place of wanting to do good.”
Twitter was having none-of-it, as they expressed anger over the latex gloves and going to the point of calling her racist.
To everyone asking about the gloves, I truly hope that you'll hear my heart and understand that it came from a place of wanting to do good. pic.twitter.com/Pl5amM2gEM
— Demi-LeighNel-Peters (@DemiLeighNP) July 5, 2017
Miss SA explains why she was wearing gloves pic.twitter.com/cR42gTVraY
— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) July 5, 2017
Miss SA is racist!! You guys should have told me yazi all this time at my local butcher they serve me food with their gloves on mxm racists pic.twitter.com/BE1aob1d89
— T@A ™🔭🏃🎓 (@mbulelo_tatana) July 6, 2017