Lebanon has stripped the title of their Miss Earth 2018 representative, Salwa Akar (age 26), because she has a photo with Israel’s candidate for Miss Earth 2018 (Daza Zreik), and it went viral.
According to Ofir Gendelman, the spokesperson of the Israeli Prime Minister:
Ofir Gendelman @Ofir Gendelman
2:19 AM – 17 Oct 2018 (GMT+8)
Miss Lebanon Salwa Akar who participates in the #MissEarth2018 [Miss Eart 2018] pageant had her title revoked today in Lebanon because she “dared” to take this photo with Miss Israel.
Miss Israel Daza Zreik is an Israeli-Arab, who proudly represents her country.
Lebanese apartheid must be condemned.
Meanwhile, Salwa Akar posted this on Facebook on October 17, 2018:
I don’t need a ‘title’ to be myself. I, the Soul am peace.. and I will finish what I started with or without your support and love. God is always beside me, he knows me more than anyone.. and he knows what’s in my heart. Om Shanti.