MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized for recently comparing himself to Adolf Hitler (although it was actually Ex-President NoyNoy Aquino who first did).
Well, the heat is off Duterte.
A Filipina beauty queen has taken over the spotlight for her comment about Hitler.
Imelda Bautista Schweighart, who is competing in Miss Earth 2016, made the comments about President Duterte during a pageant video posted on social media. She compared her country’s president to Hitler for the way he is trying to eliminate drugs.
While posing with Austrian counterpart Kimberly Budinksy, Ms Schweighart asked her if Hitler was from Austria.
“That’s a bad question because we normally don’t really talk about Hitler. But yes, he is,” Ms Budinsky answered.
Schweighart replied, “No offense meant. I’m half German so I just wanted to make sure that Hitler was really Austrian and not German.”
End of story.
The Miss Earth Pageant will be held in Manila on October 29. Stay tuned.