Wave of antisemitic comments after candidate of Miss France 2021 announces having an Israeli father

The runner-up of the Miss France 2021 competition has been subjected to a torrent of antisemitic abuse on social media after revealing her Israeli origins, the BBC reports.

April Benayoum, 21, was awarded second place in the pageant during a televised ceremony on Saturday. She later revealed her Israeli origins in an interview at the event, leading to antisemitic attacks on Twitter.

The tweets were widely condemned by French politicians and Jewish groups.

France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said he was "deeply shocked by the rain of antisemitic insults" against Benayoum.

Source: lemonde Juif