A selfie of several Miss Universe contestants is causing an international controversy.
Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo on Instagram.
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To all my supporters and Lebanese citizens, I would like to thank you indeed for your continuous support of Miss Lebanon at the Miss Universe contest… The truth behind the photo, since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss universe,I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss isreal, who tried several times to take a photo with me. I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, suddenly Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie, and uploaded it on her social media. This is what happened and I hope to have your full support in the Miss Universe contest
It includes Miss Lebanon, Miss Japan and Miss Slovenia.
Some Lebanese citizens are now calling for Miss Lebanon to be stripped of her title for contact with an “enemy of the state.”
She’s apologized on her Facebook account, saying she tried to avoid Miss Israel but claims she jumped into the photo and uploaded it to her own social media accounts.