When I was at school the worst thing anyone could call you was “thick” or its variants “stupid” or worse, “slow.” Sometimes the insult came elaborately wrapped in a mean metaphor: “She’s so stupid she has to study for a blood test.”
More than sticks and stones
When the mean girl at school calls you ugly, at least you can see her coming, but this is not a fair fight. When you turn a person’s very ethnicity into something that is to be seen as hideous, we are walking into extremely unfriendly territory.Ahlya Fateh
But that is just the word that social media trolls have taken to abuse Sarah Fasha, winner of the Queen of the Universe title. Now ignore the fact that there is a competition to be Queen of the Universe which is completely without irony based in Beverly Hills and focus on the worrying fact that its winner has been called “ugly” and criticised for her U.S. military record as well as her “Egyptian nose.” This is in a town where most people gave up the rights to their original noses on their sixteenth birthdays!