Imelda Uber Alles

imelda-bautista-schweighartMeet Imelda Bautista Schweighart.

Imelda is a beauty pageant contestant from the Philippines, and she has some very interesting views on local and world politics. And by interesting, I mean uninformed.

Imelda Bautista Schweighart, who is competing for the Miss Earth 2016 crown, caused outrage in the Philippines by denouncing President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Wait a minute, there’s a Miss Earth pageant? What’s the award for the winner, global domination?

The Miss Philippines Earth 2016 delegate started an awkward exchange with her Austrian counterpart, Kimberly Budinsky, by asking about the Nazi German chancellor.

“Is Hitler from Austria?,” she asked. Budinsky responded uncomfortably.

“That’s a bad question because we normally don’t really talk about Hitler. But yes, he is,” she said. Schweighart then compounded the tension by likening Duterte to the Nazi leader, who orchestrated the death of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

“Oh my God, our president is doing Hitler stuff here in the Philippines,” Schweighart said.

Sadly, by “Hitler stuff” Imelda was referring to Duterte’s talent for painting and creating parody videos.


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