Israel-Haters Falsely Accuse Miss Universe Contestants of Cultural Appropriation

Anti-Israel propaganda page Quds News Network has posted some photos showing Miss Universe contestants allegedly engaged in “cultural appropriation”:

Others claim the same:

But a look at what Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez actually said reveals what was truly going on:

In other words, no-one claimed the dress or wrapped grape leaves were Israeli. The contestants spent time with Bedouins, experiencing their culture.

And if palestinian Arabs want to claim Bedouins do not dress like this or eat wrapped grape leaves, good luck with that.

Update: By the way (hat tip: Michal)


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media