Congratulations: Mbathio Beye Has Been Crowned The First “Miss Black France” Amidst A Bed Of Controversy
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Mbathio Beye has been crowned the first Miss Black France
France has a new queen–beauty queen that is. Mbathio Beye has been crowned the first “Miss Black France”
But there was a lot of hoopla surrounding the pageant, so we’re surprised it even took place.
According to the pageant’s organizer Frédéric Royer, the goal of the event was to “celebrate black beauty,” and “to shine a light on the many Black women in this country who are rarely given any media attention.”
Yet the last time woman of color to took home the “Miss France” title was only three years ago in 2009 when Chloé Mortaud won—a biracial woman of African American and French descent.
Protesters have called the “Miss Black France” pageant “stupid,” “dangerous” and “hostile.” Even the founder and president of the French Representative Council of Black Associations (CRAN), Patrick Lozes, said the pageant is hardly “progressive.”
But despite these strong sentiment