Itir Esen - miss Turkey 2017 was stripped of her title after one of her former tweets came to light.
"I am having my period this morning to celebrate the July 15 martyrs' day. I am celebrating the day by bleeding a representation of our martyrs' blood."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish president, often talks about martyrs who died resisting the coup.
Now, although she stated this tweet was in no way political in nature, and she meant nothing wrong by it, the cards fell where they did and she was dismissed as miss Turkey 2017.
Do you think she was inappropriate by equating her period to the deaths of martyrs who fought for their country?
Or was she just trying to, in some odd adolescent way, connect her biological experience with her countries'?
In my opinion, it was inappropriate and insensitive, but on the other hand adolescents do these kinds of things all the time... She might've been reprimanded, but stripping her of her title might've gone too far...but then again, native Turks may disagree with me.
What do you think?
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This is a thoughtless comment that is over the top. When someone holds a title like this, they are held to a higher standard because they serve as a role model for many younger girls. Perhaps you would excuse any other teen who made this comment but not someone who wants to be a role model.