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Offbeat April Benayoum, first runner-up of Miss France, victim of anti-Semitism: "I want my story to serve as an example"

13:25  22 january  2021
13:25  22 january  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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" I want my story to serve as an example to every girl who wants 'big lips' that it's not beautiful at all. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France , he

" I want my story to serve as an example to every girl who wants 'big lips' that it's not beautiful at all.

" I want my personal story to serve as an example example "

In the columns of the magazine, April Benayoum returned to the moment when she learned of these hate messages: " the day after the election, I was at the airport and I received a screen of a friend who showed me a comment on Twitter “Uncle Hitler forgot to exterminate Miss Provence.” I was of course upset but I did not react at the time. (…) At the beginning I told myself that it was only one person who wrote that. It was only as I read the tweets, "she recalls. " I was extremely shocked. I did not think that by simply evoking his geographical origins, one could receive comments like these ", regrets the young woman. April Benayoum decided in the days that followed to file a complaint. " I lodged a complaint on December 23. The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation on its side. I want my personal story to serve as an example. Not to do so is to endorse this kind of thing. My father is a gendarme, he has a very precise notion of the law, and then it was he who was indirectly targeted by these anti-Semitic insults. He advised me to file a complaint. I listened to my relatives. listened too. I told myself that if I did not do it, I would regret it later ", she explains.

She wants to carry an important message: raising awareness from an early age to violence on social networks. " I think we have to educate children very early on about this, explain that we are not allowed to propagate hatred on the internet. We have to talk about it. It should not be a taboo subject. people who are harassed, victimized come out of the feeling of shame ", she supports.

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