Tripura Chief Minister faces heat for insensitive comments about former Miss World

Days after the Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb, made headlines for saying that Miss World 1997 Diana Hayden did not deserve the crown, the former beauty queen has hit back.

Hayden said that she has been fighting the bias against brown skin since childhood and had been successful. She also said that people should be proud of her achievement, not reduce it.

Hayden called herself a a proud brown-skinned Indian and said she was hurt. She added that a minister in a prominent position should be careful about what he says.

Deb praised Aishwarya Rai, who won the Miss World crown in 1994, saying she represents the Indian women in the true sense.

Deb also said that Indian women did not use cosmetics or shampoo and that they washed their hair with methi.

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