I expect people who organize contests like the Miss Universe pageant spend lots of time worrying about pictures.
First, they have to make sure that every picture of a contestant shows them happy and smiling, looking as wholesome as possible in an itsy bitsy teeny weenie bikini.
Second, they have to hope that no pictures of the contestants show up on the internet showing the young ladies in less than an itsy bitsy teeny weenie bikini.
But a few days ago an apparently even more appalling controversy arose when a picture appeared showing two contestants standing next to each other, Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon. They weren’t fighting or smooching, just standing there looking pretty.
Well…it seems Lebanon considers Israel to be its enemy and bans contact between the two countries. And while in my mind this was hardly a threatening sort of contact (actually more of a near association), it got the folks back in the Cedar groves really upset. And Miss Lebanon claimed she tried to avoid Miss Israel, who apparently was bounding about promoting peace and love.
Frankly, I’ve never been a Miss Universe fan. The participants just stand around looking pretty and proclaim their desire for world peace, kindness to animals and the benefits of healthy herbs. But we’re a long way from world peace if it upsets an entire country when two girls stand beside each other for a selfie.