January 19th, 2015 16:40 EST
Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon Appear in a Selfie Sparking Another Regional War?
"A selfie taken by a group of Miss Universe contestants isn`t normally something that makes international news, but a recent photo showing Miss Israel posing alongside a smiling Miss Lebanon has bucked the trend.
The innocent image was taken by Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, who posted it onto her Instagram account. Social media users soon noticed that Lebanon`s Saly Greige was standing next to her, which led to some angry Lebanese folk calling for their country`s contestant to be stripped of her title for `consorting with the enemy`."
At a typical beauty pageant I expect the contestants to engage in pillow fights, take selfies, paint each other`s toenails, and ironically (maybe not so ironically) discuss world peace.
What I don`t expect is for an incident with international ramifications to occur, but an innocuous selfie is not small matter when it involves Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon.
The innocent image was taken by Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, who posted it onto her Instagram account. Holy hell quickly ensued, many Lebanese reacted as if Miss Israel has posted a photograph depicting her having sex with Miss Lebanon.
Miss Lebanon took the low road alleging that she was basically photobombed by Miss Israel; the Jewish beauty took the high road lamenting the fact that they couldn`t put their differences aside during the pageant.
A beauty pageant is inconsequential fluff, and this unholy drama should be resolved by having the two hotties engage in a mud wrestling match, with all the proceeds going to support world peace.