Richard Anthony Chemaly
4 minute read
21 Nov 2021
6:00 am

Get your boycotting boots on, and let’s start tackling some issues!

Richard Anthony Chemaly

If SA really wants to get its point across with this Miss Universe boycott, it's going to take more than just targeting Israel with a statement.

Organisations outside Miss SA headquarters in Morningside, calling once again for the organisation to boycott the Miss Universe pageant. Photo: Twitter screenshot

Ah regional politics... You've gotta love it. Our Ms South Africa finds herself travelling to compete in Miss Universe without the support of the South African government. Obviously that must suck but if support is basically just lip service, it’s not like there’s much to lose out on. So why all the fuss? Lesser minds may think it’s about direct effect, that somehow by competing in a competition in Israel, you’re giving legitimacy to the country while if you boycotted, the country would collapse. Were that the line of thinking, there would be no leg to stand on since South...