A Stoke-on-Trent businessman’s daughter has been stripped of her Miss Swimsuit UK title after a post from her Facebook account said ‘All Lives Matter’ and questioned if George Floyd was innocent.
Jasmine Archer-Jones won the 2019/2020 crown last September but it has now been handed over to the 2018 winner Kinna Louise following her decrowning.
All trace of Jasmine’s win has also been quietly removed from the pageant’s website.
It comes after a post appeared on June 3 relating to the wave of protests sweeping the globe including in Staffordshire.
The 23-year-old former waitress and makeup artist is the daughter of Philip Archer-Jones, who is a director of a company which runs the Sugarmill in Hanley and events firm Velico.
Her account questioned whether Black Lives Matter protesters were using the murder of Mr Floyd as an ‘excuse to let loose’ on the post.
The now deleted post said ‘All Lives Matter’ and had ‘yet to see hard evidence’ that Mr Floyd was ‘innocent’ when he died, MirrorOnline reports.
The post read: “If you look deeply into statistics, more UNARMED WHITE people DIED than BLACK last year.”
It added: “There is video footage of him refusing to get out of his car, which warrants for the police officers to use whatever means necessary to restrain the person.
“He also SUPPOSEDLY had drugs in his system, but I doubt they will release the autopsy now… Oh and let’s not forget that George Floyd also has a criminal record dating back to the 90s.”
The post finished saying: “I DO NOT discriminate against any person. But THIS IS NOT OK.”
It was marked as ‘personal opinion’ saying ‘If you don’t wanna know don’t read’ but after organisers of Miss Swimsuit UK were alerted to it she was stripped of the title.
The Facebook post was deleted afterwards.
A source told Sun Online: “Jasmine has tried to sweep it under the carpet and continue on as if nothing has happened but organisers acted quickly to airbrush her from their history.
“They have posted in support of the Black Lives Matter protest and could not afford to be associated with her.”
After Jasmine, who grew up in Cheshire and has since relocated to Texas, won the title she went on to finish 13th in the world at the Miss Swimsuit USA final.
She did have a link on her Instgram page to the competition website and the organisation’s own page on the platform linked to her social media as the ‘current queen’.
But she is claimed to have been told to remove the link.
In a further humiliating move she is also no longer listed in the previous winners category of the pageant’s website and any photos of her have been deleted.