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Miss South Africa Faces Backlash After Wearing Gloves To Soup Kitchen


Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is receiving backlash following her recent visit to a soup kitchen in Soweto

The reigning Miss South Africa was pictured wearing gloves while volunteering at the children’s home.

Her charity work has been overshadowed by her decision to cover her hands, which Twitter users claimed she did to avoid physical contact with the children.

Demi-Leigh was also seen handling bread and other food while wearing while wearing gloves.

She took to Twitter to clarify the situation.

“All the volunteers on site wore gloves today, because we honestly thought it is the right thing to do while working with food, and handing out food to young kids…. It was purely to be as hygienic as possible,” Demi-Leigh said in a video.

But Twitter users are not buying her explanation

“Could do more damage to the kids, they aren’t worth of physical contact? Worst representation of SA someone who can’t even touch black kids,” one Tweep said.

Miss SA posted pictures of the beauty queen without gloves during the visit

She was interacting with some of the children and handing out towels at the time.

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