French police are investigating after a contestant in the Miss France beauty competition was subjected to a torrent of antisemitic abuse when she revealed that her father is Israeli.
Representing Provence, April Benayoun came second in the national pageant. After saying that she had an Israeli father, she was subjected to a torrent of antisemitic abuse. Her mother is Serbo-Croatian.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that police and gendamerie had been “mobilised” to investigate, while the minister for Citizenship, Marlene Schiappa, said that a report would be sent to the Public Prosecutor.