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Ex-Miss Universe Malaysia Loses Brand Deal After Saying Blacks ‘Chose to Be Colored’

Samantha Katie James

Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 Samantha Katie James has apologized for her controversial comments about the Black Lives Movement after facing a massive backlash that led to a petition seeking the removal of her crown.

In a series of Instagram Stories on Monday, James, 25, asked the Black community to relax and take the current situation as a “challenge” because it “makes you stronger.”