Oneida Cooper: Cancel culture comes after another Miss SA 2020 hopeful
The extermination campaign that’s taking place on social media around Miss South Africa (Miss SA 2020) has stopped on the doorstep of Oneida Cooper.
Is Miss SA 2020 held hostage by Twitter trolls?
At this point, it is hard to tell the conversation around Miss SA 2020 has been held hostage by Twitter trolls but thus far, they’ve been very clinical in executing their objectives.
On Wednesday, the dreams of Bianca Schoombe were shattered when social media’s Sherlock Holmes dug up old bigoted tweets from the pageant hopeful.
Suffice it to say, the world will not be hearing from Schoombe for a while and her Miss SA 2020 entry has since been rescinded.
It appears that taking the coveted crown that was shared by Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi and Sasha-Lee Olivier will require a greater deal of perfection.
The Miss SA Organisation confirmed in a press statement released on Wednesday that the pageant has not even elected a panel of judges to sift through entries yet.
However, social media has done half the job for the organisation and next on the chopping block is Oneida Cooper.
Who is Oneida Cooper?
A look into Cooper’s social media profile suggests that she is a decorated swimmer. She does a greater job of telling us more about herself in the entry video she submitted to Miss SA 2020.
As great of a potential she is for the pageant, her past could have dire consequences for her hopes to have the Miss SA crown passed down to her.
You see, tweetectives went and dug up old tweets that were in bad taste and some would argue, racially charged.
In a poor attempt at explaining herself, Cooper reminded everyone that her racial ambiguity granted her license to use derogatory words to put down others.
The expert swimmer hid behind the shadow of her father, Dr Sathasivan “Saths” Cooper, a revered struggle veteran, to justify her past actions. However, Twitter did not bite that bullet.
The Miss SA 2020 organisation has made it clear that it will not meddle into the business of its entrants until the entry process closes on 30 May.
For now, Cooper’s future as a beauty pageant hopeful rests in the hands of social media. If she will take a script out of Schoombe’s downfall and retract her entry, remains to be seen.