Ever since ex-Miss Universe Malaysia, Samantha Katie James, posted her slew of insensitive opinions regarding the current integral Black Lives Matter movement, she has been getting backlash from all social media platforms.
After a resounding period of silence, she has finally uploaded an apology statement and it is one of the worst we’ve ever seen…
All I hear is wind…
However the third and final slide of her non-apology is the cherry on top of this disastrous cake.
My sentiments have been echoed on Twitter since people have been very generous with their thoughts on Samantha’s new post. Here’s what some of them have to say…
samantha kaythy just uploaded her apology. IS THIS ALL?? IS THIS ALL SHE HAS TO SAY????? pic.twitter.com/mZEIwzXFpt
— ♡ ♡ #BLM (@M4NDYYYY) June 2, 2020
Hey guys ✨ sorry I said black people chose to be oppressed I’m mixed by the way if you didn’t know ✨ https://t.co/fuZqTAptPG
— fuck cops (@Y0UNGD1LEMMA) June 2, 2020
*reads one post on reincarnation*
samantha kaythy : wE cH0se ouR AvAtars aNd u Ch0se yOuR AvaTar to bE OpprEsSed https://t.co/MJsSK7OZaU
— BLM ☾ (@trinsteaparty) June 2, 2020
Actually i have a confession. Its true. When i was in the womb, a Gov official gave me a form, ask to tick bumi or not bumi. Then i read the T&C kata kena sunat, so i tick la non bumi
Thats why i was born 3 weeks ish late because kan, important decisions so delay skit https://t.co/2EA5xgcqTf
— Arthur Yeow (@arthuryeow) June 1, 2020
It seems that Samantha’s awful comments have even reached Malaysian starlets such as Yuna, Zee Avi and Henry Golding. They wrote,
Lesson of the day is,
1. have a heart.
2. think before you say something stupid on social media.
3. learn about other people’s pain
4. educate yourself before forming an opinion.
haih kau ni pun.
— Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic) June 1, 2020
Hi all. I thought I would not be posting my personal letter to Samantha, regarding her recent statements. I passed this letter to her friend and she’s read it, only to have responded with something nice but indifferent. I did my fair share of trying. As I think we all did ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mdzNATTuIG
— ZeeAvi♐ (@ZeeAvi) June 2, 2020
And finally, Henry Golding, who really shook the table with his Instagram Story posts.
Despite the negative responses, there are positive tweets in her favour. Here are a few…
Why do people care about the opinion of this former pageant? She’s not a lawmaker or anything. If she’s someone of significance, by all means – criticise!
Stop jumping on hypes and trends and focus on the real situation at hand. Enough of stupidity!
— Reuben W.J Kang (@reubenkang) June 2, 2020
Yup. She looks like she needs help. Not further abuse. Hate doesn’t help. Kindness does. https://t.co/ryROEjS9F5
— Harith Iskander (@HarithIskander) June 2, 2020
However, things seem to be getting worse for the ex-Miss Universe Malaysia because a video has surfaced of her in South Africa, allegedly in 2017 while she was representing our country in the competition, acting violent and belligerently drunk. Watch the video below:
— ☆♚♕ Sam Insanity ♛♔★ (@SamInsanity) June 2, 2020
All in all, it’s more apparent than ever that we still have a long way to go in terms of educating ourselves on the racial and political issues taking place across the globe. Samantha’s remarks are a glaring reminder that we need to think before we speak because our words have the ability to hurt so many people.
With that, stay safe and keep educating yourselves and those around you!
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