Miss Maseno humiliated on social media but there is a silver lining

By Standard Reporter | Tuesday, Mar 26th 2019 at 15:50
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When Aileen Audrey was crowned Miss Maseno University over the weekend, she was ecstatic.

It is never easy to emerge top in such contests and it takes a lot of courage and determination to pull through.

Sadly, Audrey got a lot of bashing on social media and several hashtags were started to offer her support.

Most of the negative comments circled around her looks and it was quite a shame that her skin colour was mentioned in the conversation.

That aside, many social media influencers drummed up support for her and by Tuesday, Audrey had been offered a variety of goodies under the hashtag #Blackisbeautiful.

Recently, a television feature revealed the extent to which both men and women go to enhance their beauty and skin lightening was heavily mentioned.

In modern society, light skin is often considered more beautiful and this notion needs to be changed.

It is high time we appreciated people for who they are, not what they have and how they look.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with enhancing your beauty but it is a whole different ball game when you use some imaginary standards to quantify someone’s beauty.

In 2018, an unknown five-year-old from Nigeria was hailed as the 'most beautiful girl in the world' after a "doll-like" photograph was shared on Instagram.

Many heaped praise on the five-year-old girl - calling her "stunning" and a "living doll" after a professional photographer shared her portrait.

Fans gushed over the images on Instagram commenting "simply gorgeous", "soo beautiful" and "absolutely stunning" and it opened the eyes of many to appreciate that black is beautiful.

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