Susan Henshaw, Nigerian-American lawyer, has tackled Udeh Chiamaka, the model who took a bloodstained Nigerian flag to a pageantry contest in Russia.
The model was the cynosure of many eyes on Tuesday after a viral video showed her holding up the blood-painted flag while walking the Miss Africa Russia runway in Moscow as a representative of Nigeria.
The photo of the red-stained flag had gained prominence last year as a symbolism of bloodshed during the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos.
Nigerian youths had also used it to portray the insecurity situation in the country.
Udeh’s stunt had earlier generated mixed reactions among Nigerians despite the fact that it followed after Bovi, a comedian, who pulled off a similar act by appearing at The Headies 2021 with a blood-stained #EndSARS-themed outfit.
On Wednesday, Henshaw took to Twitter to argue that Udeh’s act of protest “failed” to elicit the expected reaction from judges because she wasn’t brilliant enough.
The lawyer also alleged that the act was aimed at cheating her way through with sentiments.
Showing up at a contest with a desecrated Nigerian flag was nothing but a ploy to cheat her way through with sentiments. It failed. Probably not just because it was predicated upon a big lie, but because she was neither beautiful or smart enough. Sue me.
— Susan (@SusanHenshaw50) June 16, 2021
“Showing up at a contest with a desecrated Nigerian flag was nothing but a ploy to cheat her way through with sentiments,” Henshaw wrote.
“It failed. Probably not just because it was predicated upon a big lie, but because she was neither beautiful or smart enough. Sue me.”
Reacting in support of Henshaw’s post, a Twitter user said: “Most of the judges knew desecration of a national flag is a no! So, she didn’t even make a top-15 cut because it shows she doesn’t respect even the flag of the country she represented.”
Another added: “But I think Nigerian Govt should not be ignoring this little misbehavior. When Nigeria deals with these issues, it teaches a lesson to others to be patriotic. You can’t do it to even US/UK without been questioned.”
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Most of the judges knew desecration of a national flag is a No! No!! So, she didn't even make top 15 cut because it shows she doesn't respect even the flag of the country she represented.
— Akin (@AkinAdejola) June 17, 2021
Of all the beauty and brains we have, it had to be that…. Wrapped herself with a desecrated flag like say na wetin dem send am come do there. Olodo, following the footsteps of that Crab called Bovi.Advertisement
— JOOKS (@Mal33q) June 17, 2021
Its purely a fallacy that is based on appeal to.emotion rather than logic
— Adiat Abiodun (@Drbest001) June 17, 2021
Whoever gave her such advice did her a great disservice.
— Ọmọ́túndé (@Funkemyfun) June 17, 2021
But I think Nigerian Govt should not be ignoring this little misbehaviors. When Nigeria deal with this issues it teaches a lesson to others to be more patriotic. U can't do it to even US/UK without been questioned. pic.twitter.com/N96uc9KPsU
— windway (@1Windway) June 17, 2021
Win ke ,so that she will denigrate the crow if there's any little friction , who will give a vile human being crown
— Eniola – Wunmi (@eniola_wunmi) June 17, 2021
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