Jasmine Archer-Jones, 23, has been stripped of her title as Miss Swimsuit UK after she posted ‘All lives matter’ in a Facebook post which also questioned George Floyd’s innocence.
THE post was taken down but not before organisers of the pageant had informed her that her title had been taken away, Jasmine had posted that ‘Black on Black crime’ is responsible for the ‘majority’ of crime and deaths involving black people in the US.
In the post, on June 3, she described the Black Lives Matter protests as ‘ridiculous’, saying it ‘HAS to STOP’ because demonstrators were only using Floyd’s death as an ‘excuse to let loose’ after lockdown. ‘ALL lives matter,’ she added.
Her post also echoed the sentiments of President Trump when she said: ‘more’ white people are killed by police than black people, stating: ‘If you look deeply into statistics, more UNARMED WHITE people DIED than BLACK last year.’
The statistics are in fact true, although some argue that because there are more white people than black in the USA the percentages are at best dodgy.
Mark Twain said it best “there are lies, damned lies, and statistics!”
But there is no argument that the killing was barbaric and the officer involved should have been arrested.
The Miss Swimsuit UK competition winner for 2019-2020 is now listed as Kinna Louise.