Filipinos rushed to defend Miss World 2013 Megan Young when a certain Divina DeDiva made racist comments on Facebook pertaining to Young and the entire Filipino race.
“Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them,” was her initial post. It was later on followed with “They are poor, smelly from cleaning toilets and uneducated” and “They are mostly filthy maids and will be only of that status. End of story” when netizens challenged her and defended Young.
DeDiva was allegedly an Indian assistant teacher in Singapore. It was said that she had been relieved from her job at the school as the issue was brought up by her supervisors who happened to be Filipinos. It was also said that she is now afraid to go out in the streets.
Honestly? I think it serves her right to be fired. Yes, she might not have liked Young as the winner and she can express that freely. But to use derogatory words, and to include the whole of the Filipino race? That’s definitely below the belt. She should have just kept her mouth shut and kept her nasty comments to herself. In addition to that, it’s justifiable to fire her as there is a law against online racism in Singapore. She definitely broke it.